Opening keynote: Being a leader of learning and teaching
Alongside this, there has also been a greater recognition that teachers exercise leadership. As teachers experience develops it is more likely and expected their involvement and influence will increase and move beyond the classroom, across the school and more widely into the profession. This widening and deepening leadership role for teachers requires professional engagement to create the conditions in which teachers can teach effectively and students can learn.
This keynote will be followed by an interactive forum of leaders to discuss issues raised by Professor Dinham.
Closing keynote: Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching
Rather than regard the phrase ‘quality teaching’ as pernicious, this keynote will examine the concept of quality in teaching and focus on the elements that can serve to elevate teachers beyond base competence to the kind of excellence we know our learners deserve. These elements, the personal attributes of teachers, are central to the teacher-learner relationship and have been overlooked in much of the work to understand and develop quality teaching.