Publications

Read the latest research on leadership and educational practice.

Feature publication
Case Study - Unlocking Potential

Neil O’Sullivan

Neil enrolled in UP with a strong desire to understand more about what is involved in being a principal and as a way to strengthen his leadership qualities and capacity.

Using data, conversations and observations for school improvement

The Centre for Education Policy and Practice investigates the human aspect of professional learning and the ways in which data, conversations and observations can be used as professional learning tools to support school improvement.

Indigenous School Attendance: Creating expectations that are really high and highly real

ACER examines Indigenous school attendance, including a synthesis of publicly available data on school attendance by Indigenous Australians, highlighting areas of major risk.

Horizon: Thought Leadership - Issue 3

​​​Yvonne Goddard, Roger Goddard and Greg Cameron consider the importance of instructional leadership. Their research indicates that there is a strong relationship between instructional leadership, collaboration, collective efficacy and student achievement.

Horizon: Thought Leadership - Issue 2

Professor David Hopkins and Professor Geoff Masters AO explore a model of System Leadership and consider how assessment can shape student, parent and community beliefs about learning.​

Horizon: Thought Leadership - Issue 1

Valerie Hannon examines how should we frame our learning designs to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and Eric Sheninger shares how his views towards digital technologies, particularly social media, significantly changed

Leadership Lessons from Social Entrepreneurs

Leading school change: what school leaders can learn from social entrepreneurs offers personal reflections and enlightening stories about successful social entrepreneurs.

Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation at Point Cook College - Impact Case Study

Frank Vetere

From the first day at UP, Frank was completely re-engaged in learning and began to really see himself as a principal.

Open-to-Learning™ Leadership - Impact Case Study

Judi Benney

Learning how to approach and resolve difficult conversations provided Judi with the missing link in achieving genuine and ongoing school improvement, as well as the opportunity to empower others as an OTL™ Accredited Trainer.

Leading Mathematics - Impact Case Study

Chelsea Hair and Darryl Diment

A key goal for the team was to improve planning and management of student learning goals in mathematics. Very quickly they found themselves embarking on a journey that would transform mathematics teaching and learning in their school.

Leading Literacy - Impact Case Study

Maryanne Moody and Gaye Carrigan

Maryanne and Gaye now have a shared vision for re-engineering their school’s literacy program and are on a journey to create a whole-of-school focus on elevating student literacy outcomes.