Research and Discussion papers

VATE offers an annual collaborative research grant for up to $5,000 to enable researchers and teachers to work together to conduct collaborative inquiries into significant contemporary issues related to teaching and learning in secondary school English. Read more  

2018 Research grants

Teaching writing today: A collaborative study
Researchers: Lucinda McKnight, Deakin University; Helen Billet, Woodleigh School; Mandy Goff, Tallangatta Secondary College; Andrea Hayes, Brighton Grammar; Tim Mannix, Brentwood Secondary College; Julian Sefton-Green, Deakin University (Project Mentor)

Video games in the English classroom
Researchers: Lead teacher, Nicole Jasinowicz, Wodonga Senior Secondary College, and Alex Bacalja, University of Melbourne.

In 2018, VATE Council also funded a project with MGSE to research text trends in the senior English curriculum. The report, co-authored by Alex Bacalja and Lauren Bliss, can be found here.