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School Improvement: Professional Autonomy with Brian Caldwell

Jo Earp from Teacher Magazine interviews Professor Brian Caldwell on the topic of Professional Autonomy My guest for this episode is Professor Brian Caldwell, Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Chair of ACARA (the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority). His new book The Autonomy Premium, published by ACER Press, explores the link […]

Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) Introductory Address

Brian Caldwell’s short introductory address at the Wellbeing in Schools Australia (WISA) conference in Melbourne on 14 October 2016.  The title is ‘School wellbeing and why it is fundamental to quality schooling’.  Brian is Patron of WISA. At first sight, student wellbeing is a well-researched field. It seems that every state and territory has done […]

Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education

Brian Caldwell recommends Jennifer Gidley’s new book, Postformal Education, A Philosophy for Complex Futures. The most compelling book on education I have read for many years. It has major implications for all who are in a position to influence developments in teacher education and educational policy. Gidley is one of the very rare scholars who can write intelligently and accessibly […]

What the Principals Say…

What the Principals Say Report of a survey of school principals in Australia on school autonomy. Read the report 

Brian Caldwell’s Keynote at ACEL Conference on September 29 – Professional Autonomy, School Innovation & Student Achievement in the 21st Century

    This paper provides some of the detail for Brian Caldwell’s keynote address at the National Conference of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) in Melbourne on September 29, 2016.  Professional Autonomy, School Innovation and Student Achievement in the 21st Century This paper draws on themes in The Autonomy Premium (Caldwell 2016a) and the […]