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Supporting Positive School Culture Through Interpersonal Engagement

This project aims to empower school leaders to co-create, implement and evaluate professional learning that promotes enhanced staff relationships. ECU researchers, Associate Professor Geoff Lummis, Dr Julia Morris and Associate Professor Graeme Lock are working with three metropolitan Perth schools to develop a model of professional learning around staff relationships and factors that affect staff culture in secondary schools.

The project has two phases; in Phase One the researchers collected data across the schools to assess the baseline factors affecting each school’s staff culture. During 2016, the schools will implement professional learning and other initiatives to support their staff’s specific needs. These initiatives will be re-evaluated during 2016 and early 2017 to determine their impact on the staff within the school.

Funding agency

Edith Cowan Industry Collaboration Scheme Grant

Project duration

July 2015 – March 2017


Associate Professor Geoffrey Lummis
Dr Julia Morris
Associate Professor Graeme Lock

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