A Leading Research Centre
GERRIC is the unit responsible for delivering Gifted Education programs at the School of Education. As one of the leading research centres in the Southern Hemisphere we deliver new knowledge and understanding of gifted students and education in Australia and internationally.
Much of our research success is built on our strong research relationships with international scholars and gifted education centres around the world.
Members of GERRIC are engaged in extensive research in the field of gifted education with particular emphasis on:
- Differentiating curriculum and pedagogy
- Disadvantaged and culturally diverse populations
- Indigenous populations
- Rural gifted students
- Socio-emotional development
- STEAM education
- Technology-enabled learning
- Twice exceptionality
GERRIC research is frequently published in leading international publications in the field of gifted education including Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Journal of Advanced Academics and Oxford University Press.
Our research has secured many sought after research grants from major bodies, including the Australian Research Council, John Templeton Foundation and the Gonski Institute of Education, which funded a GERRIC study on gifted rural education.
We also work with schools and school systems to provide research-informed evaluations of their gifted education programs and provisions for gifted students.
Research undertaken by GERRIC and its’ members has received many awards, including an Award for Excellence in Research from Mensa International, an Outstanding Research Award from Division E of the American Educational Research Association and the International Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.