Andrew Bills researches in educational leadership foregrounding policy, politics and practice. He has developed three Flexible Learning Options (FLO) schools as an educational leader, diagnostic school reviewer, teacher, researcher and Education Department leadership consultant. He works [and has worked] in partnership with international, national and state educational organisations and educational stakeholders including:
In these partnerships Andrew has led and continues to lead professional development for new and experienced school leaders and has managed, designed and developed three schools using action research and appreciative inquiry as the driving school establishment and formation methodologies.
Andrew currently leads two externally funded research projects in partnership with university academics, school principals, education system bureaucrats and teacher-leaders that seek to collectively build and develop socially just schooling forms in South Australia.
Andrew works within the research traditions of phenomenology and critical policy sociology, foregrounding appreciative inquiry, transformative learning and critical action research methodologies.
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) (1989) Charles Darwin University
Graduate Diploma Teaching (1992) Flinders University
Graduate Diploma in Educational Counselling (1996) University of South Australia
Masters in Educational Counselling (1999) University of South Australia
Workplace Assessor Training and Cerification (2003)
Graduate Certificate in Education- Inclusive Practice (2005) University of Tasmania
Doctor of Education (2011) University of Adelaide
Educational Leadership Academic- Policy, Politics and Practice
The topics I teach draw from the lived experiences and professional challenges confronted by my students. These are then placed in dialectical tension with the leading literature in the field of study. Through a dialogic and dialectic interchange between theory and professional experience, my students can learn new ways of seeing the world and leading through educational challenges.
Eductional Doctorate - DEC 2015
PhD - APR 2019
PhD - AUG 2020
PhD - MAR 2020
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