Why is it that sometimes even the most rudimentary tasks seem hard?
How can we convince ourselves and others to improve our teaching, will it take a revolution or something more practical, and what happens if we imagine “what would make this easy”?
In this episode Louka speaks with Dr Karen Edge about school leadership and school improvement strategies. She is known for her ability to blend theory and evidence-based strategy with practical insights and humour.
Dr Karen Edge is a researcher, leader and author and is currently a Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education and recently served as Pro-Vice Provost (International) at University College London, UK. She has conducted research in over 30 countries including a 6 jurisdiction study of teacher motivation and retention.
Karen's Global City Leaders Project worked with Generation X school leaders in London, New York City and Toronto to understand more about their work, lives and ambitions. Karen is also preparing two books on Generation X leader and City-based education policy contexts and the influence on school leaders.
Karen’s PhD focussed on knowledge management and educational reform at the Ontario Institute Education/University of Toronto.
She sits on ESRC (UK), Danish and Swiss National Research Review Panels and the Advisory Panel for International School Leadership Principals [http://internationalschoolleadership.com/] in Ontario.
She is Past Editor-in-Chief of Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability (EAEA) and a current Editorial Board Member for EAEA, School Leadership and Management and Leadership and Policy in Schools.