Bluyonder voices podcast # 10 – schools as learning organisations

In this month’s podcast, I speak to Dr Louise Stoll, Professor of Professional Learning at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning. Louise was in Sydney this week to deliver the annual Ann D Clark lecture for 2018. Louise has spent the last two decades examining the idea of schools as learning organisations. She knows … More Bluyonder voices podcast # 10 – schools as learning organisations

A seismic shift

Despite the increasing democratisation of information arising from access to the internet, the tightly-controlled mainstream media continues to fuel a narrow view of the world professing the need for education to return to the good old days.  Isn’t it bad enough that we have climate change deniers in the face of mounting scientific evidence; but … More A seismic shift

World class thinker

Earlier this month we had the pleasure welcoming Professor Yong Zhao to Parramatta to deliver the 2014 Ann D Clark lecture.  I recall last year when Larry Rosenstock, founding principal of High Tech High in the US was here for PBL World, he told us we wouldn’t be disappointed hearing Yong speak.  And we weren’t. One of … More World class thinker

Advice to our new PM

Two weeks ago, Professorial fellow and former Dean of Education, University of Melbourne Professor Brian J. Caldwell delivered our  annual Ann D Clark lecture.  It was timely for two reasons – Professor Caldwell and Jim Spinks’ book ‘The Self-Transforming School‘ is recently published and the book contains advice to our incoming federal government – stay … More Advice to our new PM

Bridging divides

Next month, Professor Stephen Dinham from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) will deliver the 2011 Ann D Clark lecture.  In 2008, I heard Steve Dinham speak at the Curriculum Corporation Conference in Melbourne and something he said struck a chord – you can have good classrooms without good leaders but you can’t have … More Bridging divides

A national curriculum

On Monday evening, the CEO of ACARA, Dr Peter Hill delivered our 2010 Ann D Clark lecture to over 500 educators. I have known Peter Hill for many years – he’s had an extraordinary career in education and is someone who brings great insight and experience to this role. What is evident is that Peter understands … More A national curriculum

School is not for adults

The pre-eminent Professor Viviane Robinson from the University of Auckland delivered the annual Ann D Clark lecture last week.  It was a great honour to have both Viviane and Michael Fullan working with us last week. Prof. Robinson’s presentation was Five Dimensions of Effective Educational Leadership’ but perhaps I can summarise the key point in … More School is not for adults