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Dr Joan Conway

Dr Joan Conway
Name Joan Conway
Position Senior Lecturer (School Pedagogies)
Section School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Office G301
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2350
Extension 2350
Email
Qualifications DipT Kelvin GroveCAE , BEd Kelvin GroveCAE , MEd Deakin , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )

Research interests
Educational Leadership : mutual Principal and Teacher leadership
Teachers' Knowledge and Shared Pedagogical Meaning
School Improvement Processes for sustainable capacity building
Future Schools and Communities
Professional Learning

Research team member of Leadership Research International (LRI) group and project coordinator of IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools) http://ideas.usq.edu.au

Doctoral Thesis completed 2008:
Collective Intelligence in Schools: An exploration of teacher engagement in the making of significant new meaning

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (FACEL)
Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Queensland (FACELQ)
Executive Member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Queensland (ACELQ)
President-elect of Australian College of Educators (ACE) Queensland 2016

Industry affiliations
Member of International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI)
Member of Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
EDG 3000 Designing for Diversity
EDU 5221 Professional Learning
EDU 8605 Building Communities of Practice
EDR 8061 Masters Project II

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
17 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
23 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program coordinator of BEd Honours

Research most recent
Conway, J. M. (2014). Re-forming leadership at a whole-school level: Teacher leaders and their principal invoking reaction within and beyond their school. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 29(2), 32-46. ISSN 1178-8690 (print); 1178-8704 (online)

Crowther, F., Andrews, D., & Conway, J. M. (2013). Schoolwide Pedagogy: Vibrant new meaning for teachers and principals. Moorabbin, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education.

Conway, J. M., & Abawi, L. (2013). Creating enduring strength through commitment to schoolwide pedagogy. Improving Schools, 16(2): 175-185.


Research most notable
Abawi, L., & Conway, J. M. (2013). Meaning-filled metaphors enabling schools to create enhanced learning cultures. In Metaphors in, for and of education research. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. (2011) Linking the threads: creating clearer connections. In: Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., Henderson, R. (eds.) Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, pp. 283-299. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 9 (hbk)

Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. eds. (2011) Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 9 (hbk)

Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. (2011) Preface. In: Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. (eds.) Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, xi-xii. ISBN 978-1-61735-551-6 9

Andrews, D. & Associates (2011) Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: an Australian research study. VDM Verlag Dr Muller , Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-33808-9

Andrews, D., Conway, J. M., Dawson, M., Lewis, M., McMaster, J., Morgan, A. R., & Starr, H. (2004) School revitalisation: The IDEAS way. Project Report. Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), Winmalee, NSW.

Conway, J. M. (2009) Collective intelligence in schools: an exploration of teacher engagement in the making of significant new meaning. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-16319-3

Conway, J. M., & Abawi, L. (2011) Effective cluster collaborations: transformation through school and university connections. In: Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. (eds.) Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, pp. 165-176. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 (hbk)

Crowther, F., Abawi, L., Andrews, D., Conway, J. M., Dawson, M., Lewis, M., Morgan, A. R., Petersen, S. (2010) Building and sustaining capacity in your school - the COSMIC C-B model. Project Report. Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), Penrith, Australia.

Crowther, F., Conway, J., & Petersen, S. (2011) The fifth C-B dynamic: invoking reaction. In: Crowther, F. (ed.) From school improvement to sustained capacity: the parallel leadership pathway. Corwin (Sage), Thousand Oaks, California, United States, pp. 113-136. ISBN 978-1-4129-8694-6

Danaher, P. A., Hickey, A., Brown, A., & Conway, J. M (2007) Exploring elements for creating an online community of learners within a distance education course at the University of Southern Queensland. In: Luppicini, R. J. (ed.) Online learning communities. Perspectives in Instructional Technology and Distance Education . Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT. United States, pp. 219-240. ISBN 978-1-59311-678-1 (pbk.), 978-1-59311-679-8

Erwee, R., & Conway, J. M. (2006) Cocreation of knowledge: roles of coresearchers in research teams. The Educational Forum, 70 (2). pp. 171-184. ISSN 0013-1725

Henderson, R., Abawi, L., & Conway, J. M. (2011). Exposing threads: creating connections in teaching and learning. In: Abawi, L., Conway, J. M., & Henderson, R. (eds.) Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 (hbk)

Petersen, S., & Conway, J. M. (2011) I can see clearly now: teacher leaders invoking reaction. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6 (3). pp. 175-186.


Publications in ePrints

Conway, Joan and Andrews, Dorothy (2016) Leading with moral purpose: teacher leadership in action. In: Leadership in diverse learning contexts. Studies in Educational Leadership (22). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 175-200. ISBN 978-3-319-28300-5

Conway, Joan M. (2014) Re-forming leadership at a whole-school level: teacher leaders and their principal invoking reaction within and beynd their school. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 29 (2). pp. 32-46. ISSN 1178-8690

Conway, Joan M. and Abawi, Lindy (2013) Creating enduring strength through commitment to schoolwide pedagogy. Improving Schools, 16 (2). pp. 175-185. ISSN 1365-4802

Abawi, Lindy and Conway, Joan M. (2013) Meaning-filled metaphors enabling schools to create enhanced learning cultures. In: Metaphors for, in and of education research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 189-206. ISBN 978-1-4438-4398-0

Crowther, Frank and Andrews, Dorothy and Conway, Joan M. (2013) Schoolwide pedagogy: vibrant new meaning for teachers and principals. Hawker Brownlow Education, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 978-1743-30871-4

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )