The new Professor for the Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development (CSLLD) was announced today.
Minister for Education and Training, Chris Burns, said the Territory Government will establish a new Centre in partnership with Charles Darwin University (CDU).
“Teachers and Principals play a vital role in our schools and we are delivering them more professional development opportunities,” Dr Burns said.
“Kathryn Moyle will take up the position of Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director of the Centre next year and brings a wealth of experience to the role.
“The Centre will relocate to CDU next year and will continue to provide professional development for current and aspiring school leaders including principals, curriculum staff and teachers.
“Building our depth of quality teaching is a key part of the Territory Government’s Smart Territory strategy to improve educational outcomes for students.
“Our teachers and principals do a great job, and we are committed to helping them grow their knowledge and skills to benefit our students and schools,” Dr Burns said.
CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover said the partnership with the Department of Education and Training would develop more research and learning programs for principals, teachers and education staff.
“Professor Moyle’s appointment as Professor of Educational Leadership and Executive Director is a huge acquisition for the Centre and the Territory,” he said.
“With her proven research credentials Professor Moyle will also be able to consolidate and extend the reputation of the Centre and expand the Centre’s research activity.
“This research will deliver practical, on-the-ground work which will cater for and enhance the necessary professional development and capability frameworks required by DET and delivered through CDU’s School of Education.”
Professor Moyle joins the Centre after working as an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra in the Faculty of Education and Community Studies.
Her past research has focused on policy and practice issues concerning educational leadership, school organisation and teaching and learning with technologies.