Explicating critical psychosocial drivers of educational outcomes and well-being for high-ability Aboriginal students

ippe-project-cultivating-capability-e1449614827441-300x109 Despite worldwide emphasis on enabling high-ability students to realise their potential, not enough is known about drivers that seed success in educational outcomes and well-being. High-ability Aboriginal students who underachieve are under-identified and under-represented in selective settings.

Capitalising on interdisciplinary theory and research, state-of-the-art statistics, and a powerful multi-method design, this project aims to explicate psychosocial determinants of high-ability Aboriginal students’ educational outcomes and well-being and to test the efficacy of novel research-derived interventions.

This study aims to advance knowledge, policy, and practice and enhance the provision of education to high-ability Aboriginal students, ensuring they realise their full potential.

Media Enquiries

Rajiv Maharaj

Team Leader

Professor Rhonda Craven


Professor Rhonda Craven, Professor Alexander Yeung, Professor Herb Marsh, Professor Felicia Huppert, Professor Janet Mooney, Ms Juanita Sherwood (UTS), Dr Marjorie Seaton, Dr Anthony Dillon, Mr Gerard McCloughan (DEC)

Start Date

1 July 2014

End Date

30 June 2017

Funding Body

ARC Linkage Grant and NSW Department of Education and Communities


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