My colleague, Dr Lenore Adie and I have been interested in the alignment and use of Universal (UDL) Design for Learning and Assessment for Learning (AfL) in pre-service teacher education and more widely in higher education (HE). Our proposition We propose that the combination of the principles of UDL and AfL is key to enhancingContinue reading UDL and AfL – not a drink at the footie
My PhD thesis about leadership for curriculum for students with disabilities in secondary schools, is as expected quite lengthy. I have created a power point with audio to try to explain some of the major points! Exec summary
I would like to propose that the concept of evidence based practice (EBP) in education needs an ally. Educators are bombarded with messages that their work should be based on evidence from highly tested research. I wonder what this bombardment does to a teachers self-efficacy and their sense of professionalism when their judgement on what they knowContinue reading Practice based evidence: the perfect ally for evidence based practice
Recently, the Queensland (QLD) Government released the findings of a research into the education of students with a disability in QLD schools. There were many areas in which I could comment. I was particularly interested in the recommendations related to the Head of Special Education Services (HOSES). My interest is related to my PhD researchContinue reading Powering a curriculum for all
After years of working in and with schools in Australia, Pacific and other far-flung places, I can finally say with complete confidence that – Suprise! One off professional development has minimal effect on teaching and learning. Ok, so many will say, “Of course it doesn’t”. Deep down I’ve always known this, but after years ofContinue reading Action research: practice-based evidence.
I’ve always had an interest in educational policy. Recently, when my daughter brought home her new Justice Studies text, Marginson’s, “Australian Policy Handbook”, I was so excited. I had used Marginson extensively for my PhD. She wasn’t as excited! While researching literature for my thesis, I reflected too on why I felt policy was so importantContinue reading Leading Inclusive Education 2: making sense of policy
The English Teachers Association of Queensland 27 May, Mt. Alvernia College, Kedron. Diversity and differentiation http://www.etaq.org.au/event/event/detail/event/59335