Research Projects

Gowrie Training & Consultancy participate in various research projects with university researchers and our research associates. Below is one of the Action Research projects recently undertaken.

Recent project

Gowrie Training & Consultancy were successful in receiving funding with Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) to support an Action Research project at the Lady Gowrie Integrated Centre at South Hobart.

What is Action Research?
Action research is a flexible spiral process which allows educators to consider a professional interest or a problem and work to achieve sustainable change and improvement along with developing greater knowledge and understanding. When conducted collaboratively, action research is a dynamic experience where shared insights and ideas lead to shared solutions.


From August until December, 2017, the Lady Gowrie Integrated Centre educators worked with Dr Megan Gibson from the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology and several members of the Gowrie Training & Consultancy team to consider the research question: How can early childhood educators enable children to flourish in the area of physical health and well being?



This project focused on educator practice and afforded the team the opportunity to consider ways in which they approach teaching and learning to best support children’s physical development at the South Hobart Integrated Centre. Below you will find report links to the project.




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See also: The flourishing physical child

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