CEO Research Roundup

CEO Research Roundup: 9 September 2019

I am delighted to be sharing this fortnightly news and insight blog, offering short summaries of the latest news and studies, reports, and opinions across the education arena. If there is a topic, report or event you would like QELi to explore, please email your thoughts to

Neil McDonald
Chief Executive Officer, QELi

Research in Education

OECD’s Education at a Glance Report 

The OECD has released its 2019 Education at a Glance report, comparing the education systems of the OECD’s 36 member countries, including Australia, as well as 10 other countries. Overall, the global snapshot revealed a positive report card for Australia’s schools. Find out more in this article from the The Educator.

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AITSL School Leadership Roundtable

The AITSL School Leadership Roundtable is part of ongoing national efforts to ensure aspiring and current leaders have clear and rewarding career paths, and the support they need to maximise their impact on student outcomes, no matter where they work in Australia. AITSL CEO Mark Grant said the Roundtable was an opportunity to build on the significant work on systems, sectors, jurisdictions and school contexts across the country to better support current and future leaders. Find out more about how AITSL can support your leadership stage here.

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Contribute to Grattan’s government recommendations on teacher development    

Grattan Institute, a leading Australian think-tank, wants to hear from you for its next school education report. Grattan is looking for teachers, school principals, instructional leaders and teacher coaches to complete a teaching survey. Your contribution will help inform Grattan’s recommendations to government on teacher development. You can complete the 6-8 minute survey here

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Teaching in contemporary learning spaces

Academic and consultant Julia Atkin discusses how a teacher’s perception of their own role can influence their design approach when it comes to creating learning environments. Find out more in this article published by Teacher Magazine

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Does a meaningful job need to burn you out?

It’s a gift when work is so meaningful that you’d do it for free. And that’s also a problem. Michael F. Steger explains in this article published by Greater Good Magazine

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R U OK? In Education

R U OK? day was held on Thursday 12 September 2019 across the nation to remind Australians that everyday is the day to meaningfully connect with those we care about and start a conversation that could change a life. R U OK? have an extensive range of resources and tools available to help people navigate the conversation, with resources specifically developed for primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to support students. Find out more here.

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Australia’s energy transition: a blueprint for success 

Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement means cutting carbon emissions to near zero over the next 30 years. This must be done at the lowest cost, while ensuring energy supplies remain reliable. Grattan Policy Paper, Australia’s energy transition: a blueprint for success, argues that Australia needs new foundations to underpin its energy policy reform agenda. 

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