IB Recognition for Flinders Leadership courses

posted Mar 15, 2013, 9:10 PM by David Giles

Congratulations to the Educational Leadership and Management Team within the School of Education, Flinders University who have received unconditional approval of their Masters in Education (Leadership and Management) to embed the delivery of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Leadership and the IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. 


Flinders University is the first university in Australia to receive IB recognition for these certificates in leadership. 


The course coordinator, Dr Michael Bell, will be launching the program next week at the International IB conference in Kuala Lumpur.


These new IB certificates in leadership sit alongside existing IB MYP (Middle Years Programs) courses that are currently taught within the School of Education.


For more information,


(IB) Leadership:


(IB) Teacher Education:

Relational Leadership and Learning conference

posted Jan 25, 2013, 2:04 PM by David Giles

Information attached

2012 Australian Innovation Festival

posted Apr 14, 2012, 1:46 PM by David Giles

The Appreciative Inquiry Workshop is now featuring as an event within the 2012 Australian Innovation Festival.

Check it out -> Australian Innovation Festival

2012 ATEA conference abstracts

posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:23 AM by David Giles

Giles, D. L. (2012). Relationships will always matter. Paper to be presented to the ATEA conference, Adelaide, 1-4 June.

2012 ACEL Conference Abstracts

posted Mar 28, 2012, 6:19 AM by David Giles

Giles, D. L. & Cavanagh-Eyre, J. (2012). Looking more closely at the subtleties of an organisation’s storyline: A case study of a New Zealand primary school. Paper to be presented at the ACEL conference, Brisbane, October 3-5.

Giles, D. L., Palmer, C., & Bell, M. (2012). Relational Leadership: Returning to the essence of educational leadership. Paper to be presented at the ACEL conference, Brisbane, October 3-5.

WELL DONE - Recently approved doctoral research proposals

posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:57 PM by David Giles

Recently approved doctoral research proposals:


Joanne Pimlott (EdD Proposal), "The ongoing formation of academic identity in an Australian tertiary context"


Suprat (PhD Proposal), "CULTURAL-BASED SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Case Study on Professional Learning Community in Madrasah Aliyah (Indonesian Senior Secondary Islamic Schools)"

Adopting Appreciative Inquiry as a strengths-based strategy in education

posted Mar 17, 2012, 6:06 PM by David Giles   [ updated Mar 17, 2012, 6:08 PM ]

10am-1pm Saturday, 26 May 2012!

International Room, Level 5, Education Building, Flinders University

!You are invited to a 3 hour workshop entitled Adopting Appreciative Inquiry as a strengths-based strategy in education. The workshop will include an in-depth consideration of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process and case studies of the application of AI within educational contexts with reference to professional practice, program evaluations and organizational cultures.!

Sydney Myer Rural Leadership Lecture Series

posted Feb 24, 2012, 3:20 PM by David Giles   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 3:23 PM ]

6 pm - 7.30 pm
March 28, 2012

visit  Rural Education and Futures Matter

9th Annual Manukau Institute of Technology Research in Early Childhood Education symposium on May 12, 2012.

posted Feb 24, 2012, 3:15 PM by David Giles   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 3:16 PM ]

Associate Professor David Giles will be contributing to the conference

- keynote
- present some of the findings from the current evaluation research project (Appreciative Inquiry) you are involved in with us in regards to the year 2 BEd(ECT) students
- present a workshop for our staff on Friday 11th in the afternoon on using Appreciative Inquiry as a research methodology in education.

Applying a knowledge management taxonomy to secondary schools

posted Feb 24, 2012, 1:21 PM by David Giles   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 2:02 PM ]

Melinda Thambi, & O’Toole, P.  (2012). Applying a knowledge management taxonomy to secondary schools. School Leadership & Management, 32(1), 91-102.

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