Grant Award News Flash

Future Fellowship Award  to Professor Kathy Mills

On 02/08/2018, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham announced that ILSTE Researcher, Professor Kathy Mills, was successful in being awarded a highly prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

Professor Mills’ project was the only approved project nationally in the Education field of research.

Funding awarded:  $974,636.00

Project details: The research focus is sensory orchestration for multimodal literacy learning in primary education. This project aims to advance new learning and pedagogical models of sensory orchestration for the enhanced multimodal and digital literacy learning of primary students. Multimodal literacy is increasingly important in the Australian curriculum and international research, yet research and education largely prioritise visual texts. This project will generate pedagogical and learning models to optimise students’ broadened use of the senses in multimodal and digital literacy learning. It will develop new sensory literacy programs with primary schools, community organisations, and art museums.

The Future Fellowships scheme provides funding for outstanding mid-career researchers. It supports research in areas of critical national importance by enabling outstanding Australian and international mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia.

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