Presentation on theme: "Comenius Future School Leaders: Update Event 10 th November 2014 Joyce Macfarlane MA FCIPD NPQH ANLP International Consultancy Programme Leader (LCLL)"— Presentation transcript:
Comenius Future School Leaders: Update Event 10 th November 2014 Joyce Macfarlane MA FCIPD NPQH ANLP International Consultancy Programme Leader (LCLL) Sub-brand to go here
Agenda 2 Recap - Brief Intro Recap Group Coaching Webinar (23 rd April 2014) Recap Collaboration Visit – Culture, Leadership, Health and “Selfsense” (sense of identity) Group work Questions – Collaborative Inquiry?
3 Leadership Joyce’s Journey of Discovery Teacher HE Secondary Schools FE College 20+ yrs Consultancy, Coaching & Research BBC, NHS, 3M, Central & Local Govt. 12+ yrs Senior Mgmt / Leadership Headteacher Associate HR Director Head of Trg & Development 10+ yrs Trustee / Non-executive 6 governing bodies/Boards Chamber of Commerce, National Charity, School Parent Governor, NCTBJ 10+ yrs
Recap: Webinar - Group Coaching 4 Purpose: School Project Plan Updates and opportunities for group coaching Brief Presentation focused on project progress (4 mins) Barriers overcome and lessons learnt Arears where assistance sort Responses: Questions and or comments offered to move forward/develop the project
Webinar: Partners Present 5 Southwark Schools, UK Jarfalla Schools, Sweden John Donne Primary SchoolSkalbyskolan Surrey Square Primary SchoolOlovslundsskolan Michael Faraday Primary SchoolFjallenskolan Alfred Salter Primary SchoolUlvsattraskolan IOEStockholm University SouthwarkJarfalla
Recap: Barriers 6 Info Source: http://fsl-region.com/?page_id=830http://fsl-region.com/?page_id=830 Time Contact with partner schools Access to relevant information Attitudes (?)
Recap: Lessons Learnt 7 Info Source: http://fsl-region.com/?page_id=830 Piloting – questionnaires Different perspectives of teachers depending to length of time as teachers or experience of higher level of accountability going with the job? Make distinction between project activities vs active learning (learning gained from doing the project) Benefits of including others e.g. management team Use of technology - for webinar Collaborate vs Skype?
Recap: Collaborative Visit 8 Info Source: report on FSL website
Personal Interest: FSL Collaborative Opp 9 How does cultural perception of school leadership influence the ‘sense of self’ and (in turn) the health and wellbeing of school leaders (in Sweden and the UK)? Exploring the meaning: Being Swedish / English Being a leaders in schools in Sweden / England My ‘sense of self’/being me as a leader in my school (in Sweden) Effects of my role as a leader in school on Health and well-being
10 HE Partner: Stockholm University Monica Soderberg Forslund – Gender and Educational Leadership “Throughout history, leadership qualities linked to masculinity” focus of Monica’s thesis. By end 1900s, the ideals of management much more democratic… being willing to cooperate and delegate much more valued.
11 LA & School Partner: Kommun Jarfalla Pre-school and Full School (FoG) leaders
12 Shared: Being Swedish Anna Thuresson, thank you! ‘lagom’ - the middle way
Collaborative Inquiry: Methodologies 13 Info Source: papers Kasl, E. Yorks, L (2002)Collaborative Inquiry, New Directions For Adult and Continuting Education, No. 94. Wiley. McIntyre, A (2008) Participatory Action Research, Sage. Andragogy: http://Infed./mobi/andraogy-what-is-it- and_does-it-help-thinking-about-adult-learning?http://Infed./mobi/andraogy-what-is-it- and_does-it-help-thinking-about-adult-learning Others….
Collaborative Inquiry: Methodologies 14 Methodologies: Action Research Action Inquiry Action Learning Action Science Participatory Action Research Terminology History: Linked to Reason
Collaborative Inquiry: Concept 15 Intended to create NEW KNOWLEDGE drawn systematically from the LIFE EXPERIENCE of persons most centrally involved in the inquiry. Leading to CHANGE: Professional practise Organisational outcomes Social Democracies
CI: Working definition 16 “Is a systematic process [for learning from personal experience] consisting of repeated episodes of reflection and action through which a group of peers strives to answer a question of importance to them” Bray, Lee, Smith, and Yorks, 2000, p.6. Varying terminology in research approach Human Inquiry, New paradigm research, Collaborative inquiry, participative inquiry
CI: Your Working Meaning 17 Action Researchers – focus to change system Collaborative Inquirers - focus on changing self to change the system. Example: And, your meaning? “Collaborative Inquiry vs Co-operative Inquiry” Group work Questions
Järfälla heads to Southwark heads Questions: Day 1 1) What does it signify that we ask questions to our partners? Is interest interpreted as ignorance or what is the reaction? 2) How do the questions mean in the relation with our partner schools? 3) We have joined the project based on sharing - does everyone want to share? Do people prefer to listen rather than sharing? 8) How do we deal with insufficient contacts between the schools?
Questions: Day 2 4) What expectations do we have of each others? 5) What are you interested in finding out about us? 6) What would you like to know more about? 7) How do you think when you tell us this? -oo0oo- 9) How does your culture affect your leadership? 10) Who challenges the leadership in the UK apart from OFSTED?
Other Questions: 11) Who employs teachers ? 12) Who employs head teachers?