Developing the Multimodal Language of Emotions of Low SES Primary Students (LP150100030, 2016-2019)

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This project planned to broaden the range of resources for students to communicate emotions through speech, writing and images. Such communication is important for social and economic success, particularly for disadvantaged students, and it is now part of the Australian curriculum. However, research shows that teachers are not equipped to teach these new curriculum requirements. The project unites a consortium of schools, visual media experts and policy makers to address this problem. The outcomes include innovative approaches to strengthen students' language skills for emotional expression and wellbeing, and e-learning resources for both teachers and students. Set out below are a number of research outputs for the project:

  • SELFIE – Strengthening Effective Language of Feelings In Educationwebsite and updates have been approved by the project's industry partners, including the Department of Education and the school principals. The website includes:
    • a summary of the research and the research findings
    • teaching ideas
    • a sample of the research data (links are provided below)
    • a sample of recent research publications (for publications associated with this research, see the notes field below)
    • media outreach, news and events
    • research contact information
  • Tutorials for Teachers


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