Another brick in the wall: a leadership team's collaborative renewal of the educational environment

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret (2011) Another brick in the wall: a leadership team's collaborative renewal of the educational environment. In: AARE 2010: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2010: Making a Difference, 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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The aim of this research project is to examine the complex pressures on a school leadership team as it seeks to renew the built environment against the background of government funding, heritage concerns, architectural pressures and school and wider community expectations. These often competing demands are further complicated by the need for the school to maintain the full operation of its core business of teaching and learning in the midst of three different building programs within the campus.

This research project will utilise a qualitative narrative study approach to develop an understanding of the phenomenon under discussion. The research will include interviews with key personnel involved in the leadership team at St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Brisbane, Queensland. A narrative account utilising the elements of incident, characterisation, time, location and dialogue will be presented to examine the complexities involved in undertaking a project of this nature.

The significance of this research project is its focus on a leadership team facilitating a major building program in order to provide mutually beneficial outcomes for the school and wider community. The transformation of traditional classrooms into collaborative and open learning and teaching spaces emphasises an educational philosophy of learning which inevitably has a profound impact on the entire school community. This information will be of particular interest to educational leaders who are about to embark on school refurbishment initiatives whilst seeking to retain the rich history of their institution and simultaneously provide relevant teaching and learning spaces.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper is copyright © by the individual author or authors and may not be reproduced without permission of the author or authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 03:26
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: built environment, secondary school, learning and teaching spaces, leadership, collaboration
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

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