Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Travelling the globe with support of Premier’s PwC Leadership Scholarship research.
Leadership skills and professional practices to foster creative and innovative use of emerging technologies to build students who are Asian Literate & creative entrepreneurial world-class learners.
The focus will be to investigate what ‘Principals and school leaders’ do (skills and professional practices) to foster creative and innovative use of emerging technologies to build students who are Asian Literate & creative entrepreneurial world-class learners. What affect could this have on school improvement (in the light of Australian contemporary Educational Reform), if any, for the NSW School context?
Spirit of Networking is “what leaders do”.
The 27th International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement.
Redefining Education, Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century. The past, Present and Future of Sustainable School Effectiveness.
As a new participant in the collective of researchers, practitioners*, theorists, consultants, the purpose os such communities of practice became apparent in President of ICSEI Professor Alma Harris closing remarks.
Successful leadership is conclusively connected to a strong participation in professional educational networks.
The essence of these successful networks:
1. There is a clear Coherence of focus for the reason a network exists.
2. The network has relevance and meaning for participants
3. Successful networks are sustainable.
4. The network has and does make an impact professionally in areas of focus.
5. The network has a strong ability to self evaluate.
In Summary: The network success is purely built upon the quality of the interactions.
Since arriving I have met international educators who will be my ongoing source of inspiration. Educators from Austria, Holland, US, Borneo, Java, Switzerland, New zealand and of course the Aussies.
*A practitioner is someone who engages in an occupation, profession, religion, or way of life.