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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
Capacity building for sustainable school improvement processes
Future schools and communities
Professional earning

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 College of Educators (FACE)
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 Australian College of Educators (ACE) Queensland

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
Programs: Master of Education – specialisations (Curriculum & Pedagogical Leadership), (Leading & Managing Educational Organisations)
Courses:
EDU8318 Organisational Transformation Through Learning
EDU8510 Building Pedagogical Leadership Capacity
EDU8605 Building Communities of Practice
EDU5221 Professional Learning

Program: Graduate Diploma of Teaching & Learning
Course: EDG3000 Designing for Diversity

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
23 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program coordinator of BEd Honours and Master of Education (Curriculum & Pedagogical Leadership)

Research most recent
Conway, Joan M., Andrews, Dorothy, van Jaarsveld, Leentjie, & Bauman, Cheryl (2017). Cross-Cultural Stories of Practice from School Leaders. In Paul Miller (ed.) Cultures of Educational Leadership: Global and Intercultural Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK, pp. 221-243. ISBN 978-1-137-58566-0

Conway, J. M., & Andrews, D. (2016). A school wide approach to leading pedagogical enhancement: An Australian perspective. Journal of Educational Change, 17:115–139. DOI 10.1007/s10833-015-9258-0

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


Research most notable
Research Reports:
Andrews, D, Conway, J M & Smith, L (2017) Leadership of System-School Alignment: Leading Actioning of Schoolwide Pedagogy (SWP) for School Improvement. Joint Research Report to Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn and University of Southern Queensland.
Andrews, D, Crowther, F, Morgan, A & O’Neill, S (2012) The Effectiveness of the IDEAS Project in Sydney CEO. Research Report to the Sydney Catholic Education Office.
Andrews, D & USQ-LRI Research Team (2009) Implementation of the IDEAS Project in Victoria, 2014-2018. Research Report to the Victorian Education Department.

Resulting publications:
Conway, J M (2015) Sustainable leadership for sustainable school outcomes: focusing on the capacity building of school leadership. Leading and Managing, 21 (2). pp. 29-45. ISSN 1329-4539

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). pp. 32-46. ISSN 1178-8690

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

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

Andrews, D, Crowther, F, Abawi, L, Conway, J, Dawson, M, Lewis, M, Morgan, A, O'Neill, S & Petersen, Shauna (2011) Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: an Australian research study. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-33808-9

Conway, J M & Abawi, L (2011) Effective cluster collaborations: transformation through school and university connections. In 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, Conway, J & Petersen, S (2011) The fifth C-B dynamic: invoking reaction. In: Crowther, Frank, (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

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 M. and Andrews, Dorothy and van Jaarsveld, Leentjie and Bauman, Cheryl (2017) Cross-cultural stories of practice from school leaders. In: Cultures of educational leadership: global and intercultural perspectives. Intercultural Studies in Education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, UK, pp. 221-243. ISBN 978-1-137-58566-0

Andrews, Dorothy and Conway, Joan and Smith, Lyn (2017) Leadership of system-school alignment: leading actioning of schoolwide pedagogy (SWP) for school improvement. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, Leadership Research International , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )