Monday, March 26, 2007


Barriers to e-learning
The digital divide: barriers to e-learning: final report
Australian Institute for Social Research Adelaide, 2006, 43p.

Motivating and training teachers
There is no sign that the search for the elusive silver bullet of educational change that will deliver ‘off-the-graph’ results is flagging on either side of the Atlantic, if a selection of recent international articles is a reliable indicator.
Directions in Education, Vol 16 No 1 26 Jan 2007

A charter for the profession
Teaching Australia is developing a charter for the teacher profession as a statement of core values.
Education review Vol 17, No 2 14 Mar 2007, p8

Religious education

Study of religion as religious education in catholic schools: a preliminary discussion.

Study of religion: Now essential for the development of religious education in Catholic schools
Journal of religious education Vol 55 No 1 2007 p 23-26 and p27- 29

Religious individualization: new challenges to education for tolerance
The focus of this article is on the relationship between tolerance and individualized religion as the most common type of adolescent religion in many western countries.
British Journal of Religious education Vol 29 No 1, Jan 2007 pp 89-100

How theologizing with children can work
‘Theologizing with children’ has arisen from influences of philosophizing with children, from research in the Piagetian tradition and also from the interest of the Evangelical church in Germany to ‘change to the child’s perspective’.
British Journal of Religious education Vol 29 No 2, Mar 2007 pp 127-139

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Effective leadership

What makes a good leader?
Principals who use their instructional leadership and those who distribute their leadership to their staff have been proven to be the most effective
Education review Vol 17, No 2 14 Mar 2007, p13

Strategic Leadership: an educational leader imperative
In recent times the role of strategic leadership in schools has earned greater significance as a result of the international trends towards school-based management.
Perspectives on Educational Leadership No 7 17 November 2006

The role of meaningful dialogue in early childhood education leadership
Describes the leadership steps taken to achieve shared vision via meaningful dialogue between board, management and staff that encouraged mental models to be revealed and modified as conflicts in deeply held beliefs became reconciled.
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, Vol 32 No 1 Mar 2007, pp38-46

Friday, March 16, 2007

Our catholic culture

Community culture in the catholic school: a matter of heart
Faith formation in the learning community
The educating community and collaborative ministry
Momentum , Vol 37 No 4 Nov/Dec 2006 pp10-13.

Thomas Aquinas: integrating faith and reason in the catholic school
By his fitting together of faith and reason, Aquinas' intellectual approach can serve as an inspiration for educators, especially those at the high school level.
Catholic education: a journal of inquiry and practice, Vol 10, No 3, Mar 2007 pp 343-356

Educating for what kind of society
New Zealand Catholic Bishops conference calls for an educational system that includes " teaching the skills needed for critiquing social and economic patterns that compromise justice or neglect compassion".
Origins, Vol 36 No 3, Feb 22, 2007 pp 573-575

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Anytime anywhere learning

Laptops in schools about to tip: what it means for the classroom teacher.
Discusses the adoption of laptops in schools becoming ubiquitous. Gives ideas for teaching with laptops and website urls to help you develop your own programs.
Classroom connect: connected newsletter Vol 13 no 7 April 2007, pp16-18.

The cutting edge classroom
at the: Laptop institute blog
The Laptop Institute hosted by Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, TN aims to facilitate the growth of laptop technologies in education by creating a community of learners among administrators, technology personnel, and teachers in schools that currently use or are considering use of laptops in the classroom.

Redefining literacy for the 21st century
David F. Warlick Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2004
371.33 WAR
Find suggestions and resources for discovering your own path to promoting literacy in the 21st century within a global digital environment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Challenging how knowledge is created

Jimmy Wales the man behind Wikipedia is the keynote speaker for's first seminar for 2007.

His presentation will cover:

  • The culture of the online community and the implications for education

  • The opportunities for collaborative learning in a globally connected world.

  • What does it mean to be discerning in today's online world?

  • If content can be created and distributed cheaply, what is the future for entrepreneurs?

  • Who has the knowledge in today's global community?

  • Creative Commons and the public good - what are the barriers to knowledge sharing.

On 26 April Sydney Hilton Hotel, 9:30am - 4pm

For more details and registration visit

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Teach less, Learn more: Singapore's new pedagogy
"Teach less learn more is about greater engagement of the learner and improving the quality of interactions betwen teachers and students."
Principal Matters, Autumn 2007, pp12-14.

Transforming pedagogy: introducing a wealth of online content for schools.
"The Learning Federation is an initiative funded by the governments of Australia, the Australian states and territories and New Zealand. It is charged with producing high quality online curriculum materials, made freely available to all educational jurisdictions and sectors for distribution to schools.
The Australian Education Leader, Vol 29 No 1 2007, 0025-27.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Web 2.0 tools

Want to understand more about Web 2.0 tools such as Blogging, Podcasting and RSS. Just arrived at the Library:

Classroom Blogging: a teacher’s guide to the blogosphere.
David F Warlick
Learn to create your own professional weblog, an instructional weblog, an interactive wiki site and more.
CEO Library 371.33 WAR

Secrets of Podcasting: audio blogging for the masses
Bart G. Farkas
Advice on how to download and enjoy podcasts with any portable media player and Step by step tutorials on how to create audio and video programs from start to finish on Mac and Windows computers.

Blogging and RSS: A Librarians guide
Michael B Sauers
Chock full of examples, Web sites, references, and screen shots, the text provides practical Library 2.0 solutions for all librarians and information professionals.

WordPress 2: Learn WordPress the quick and easy way!
Maria Langer and Miraz Jordan
Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide through WordPress and show you what to do.

How to manage the most talented

Leading clever people
How do you manage people who don't want to be led and may be smarter than you?

Crisis at the summit
Overacheivers at the top of their game are vulnerable to a hard-to-detect affliction that can derail their career. Spot the subtle symptoms early.
Harvard Business Review Mar 2007 p 72 and p80

Preparing for Easter

Dying to Live:A Lenten examination
Here are four steps to a more spiritual Lent for you, your learners, and their families.
RTJ, Feb 2007 Vol 41 No 1 p14-15

Preparing for Easter
Lenten refections from Gerard W. Hughes and Daniel O'Leary
The Tablet 24 Feb 2007 , p12 and p15.

ICT articles

Vista's hidden traps: bugs and hardware problems revealed.

Australian PC User, April 2007, pp69-71

The ICT issue: paperless classes, online exchange, internet safety, girls and ICT

Teacher: the national education magazine Mar 2007

Thursday, March 1, 2007

School improvement through leadership

Authentic Leadership

How do you become an authentic leader? A new study shows that you don't have to be born one. You can learn to be authentic by understanding your life story and by developing self-awareness.

Haravard Business Review February 2007, p129-140.

Teacher teams and Distributed Leadership

Discussed conceptualizing leadership in terms of interaction, helping teachers become aware of conversational dynamics and helping principals become more aware of their role in establishing clarity of purpose and appropriate levels of autonomy.

Educational Administration Quarterly, Vol 43, No. 1, Feb 2007, pp 67-100.

Conspiracy theory: Lessons for Leaders from two centuries of school reform

The conspirators identified aren't individuals plotting to thwart school reform but because they are so deeply embedded in the culture of schooling that we scarcely even notice them, these ingrained proactices may be even more dangerous

Phi Delta Kappan Vol 88, no 6, Feb 2007, pp424-432.

All articles are available from the CEO Library by phoning Lisa on 9840 5737.