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Dr Tania Leach

Dr Tania Leach
Name Tania Leach
Position Lecturer (Education) and Associate Dean (Learning, Teaching and Student Success)
Section School of Education
Office T419
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1481
Extension 1481
Qualifications BEd USQ , MEd USQ
Executive Support

Tania Leach is currently a Curriculum and Pedagogy Lecturer and member of the Leadership Research International at the University of Southern Queensland. Prior to this she was employed by the Queensland Department of Education for over sixteen years, most recently as a Regional Project Officer: STEM in the Darling Downs South West Region. Tania¿s passion to maximise student learning through the building of school leadership and teacher capability has seen her support whole of region improvement strategies and individual schools to contextualise and translate system policy into practice. While Tania¿s role has a strong focus on Educational Research, her ability to co-lead and co-teach has evidenced positive impacts on teacher quality and subsequent student achievement. She has a Master¿s degree in Curriculum and Pedagogy and is a current Doctoral Candidate with a focus on how enacted regional leadership roles promote system coherence. She has taught students from Prep to year 12 and worked within the roles of Head of Department and Head of School. Her current regional and inter-regional projects include: working with Dr Lyn Sharratt on how to build shared understandings around ¿Putting Faces on the Data¿ at a whole of system level; Purposeful pedagogy: improving numeracy outcomes and Collaboration at a System Level - findings, possibilities and future implications.

Publications in ePrints

Fitzgerald, Angela and Bradbury, Ondine and Leach, TaniaORCID: (2021) It Takes a Village: Using Communities of Practice as a Framework for Reflecting on Rural and Regional Professional Experience Opportunities. In: Rural Education Across the World: Models of Innovative Practice and Impact. Springer Nature, Gateway East, Singapore, pp. 25-45. ISBN 978-981-33-6115-7

Leach, Tania Helen ORCID: (2021) System reform: an exploration of policy interpretation and translation through the enacted role of Regional Education Officers. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Davis, Kate and Fitzgerald, Angela and Power, Margaret and Leach, TaniaORCID: and Martin, NeilORCID: and Piper, Stephanie and Singh, Rena and Dunlop, Shelley (2021) Understanding the conditions informing successful STEM clubs: what does the evidence base tell us? Studies in Science Education. ISSN 0305-7267

Fitzgerald, Angela and Leach, TaniaORCID: and Davis, Kate and Martin, NeilORCID: and Dunlop, Shelley (2020) Informal Spaces for STEM Learning and Teaching: STEM clubs. In: STEM Education in Primary Classrooms: Unravelling Contemporary Approaches in Australia and New Zealand. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 168-187. ISBN 9780367229368

Abawi, Lindy-Anne ORCID: and Leach, TaniaORCID: and Raitelli, Julie (2018) Building leadership capacity and enacting school improvement policy: voices from the field. International Journal of Education, 10 (1). pp. 106-124.