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Student Achievement & Professional Autonomy: Interview with Professor Caldwell

An interview with Erika Vass and Professor Brian Caldwell on the topic of student achievement and professional autonomy in regional cities. Australia could be near the top of the international education rankings of student achievement within 10 years if implementation of current policies was improved and schools in Broken Hill for example, were given much more […]

Teaching Autonomy

Teaching Autonomy Professor Brian Caldwell was recently interviewed by Murray Jones from 4CA radio regarding his work on professional autonomy. Do you ever feel that you are being micro-managed at work and are not given the freedom to do what you were employed to do? Murray Jones from 4CA speaks with Professor Brian Caldwell from Educational […]

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 […]