Office of Educational Leadership

Overview

Founded in 2009, the Office of Educational Leadership stands among the leading collection of educational leadership and policy researchers in the country.

Taking a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the leadership and policy of educational organisations, the OEL aims to use innovative thinking to translate research into transformative practices. The central aspiration of the OEL is to be an internationally recognised leader in research, research training and knowledge translation relating to the leadership, management and administration of educational organisations. Through a portfolio of pure and applied research and a distinctive conceptual framework the OEL seeks to contribute to national, and international, dialogue and debate on educational leadership and policy matters.

OEL research framework

OEL Conceptual Framework

Research
Research and research training activities cover the spectrum of theoretical and methodological development; the supervision of higher degree research programs (e.g. Doctor of Philosophy, Masters by Research and Honours programs); and regular seminars, symposia and workshops with field leading researchers and research teams.

Professional engagement
Professional engagement and knowledge translation activities include: engaged/applied research with partners; the School of Education’s suite of postgraduate coursework programs (e.g. Masters of Educational Leadership).

Professional learning
Our professional learning workshops are all accredited at all levels by BOSTES and are designed to bring the latest research into conversation with practice. These events are also an opportunity to network with others in this area of research.

The OEL’s role as a field leader is achieved through:

  • Significant contribution to the scholarly advancement of educational leadership and policy
  • A unique and interdisciplinary research training capacity
  • The development of an evidence-base for the feasibility, efficacy and effectiveness of reform initiatives, and
  • Synthesising the best available evidence into practice guidelines and facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake by professionals working in these fields.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, feel free to contact the OEL.
Phone Number: +61 2 9385 1977

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Dr Scott Eacott explains why the UNSW School of Education has one of the largest and most productive groups of educational leadership and policy researchers in the country. Hear how the Office of Educational Leadership can provide expert, ongoing professional learning and conferences for end-users, as well as use innovative thinking to translate research into transformative practices.

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