Seelye Fellowship seminar: Entrepreneurial Teacher Leadership  Download event as icalendar

(Research Seminars)

20 March 2013


Venue: J3 lecture theatre, Epsom Campus, Gate 3, 74 Epsom Ave, Epsom, Auckland (View map)

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Refreshments will follow the seminar.

Raymond L. Price, PhD

Professor & William H. Severns Chair of Human Behaviour, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urban

Janet S. Gaffney, PhD
Professor, Educational Psychology-Literacy, Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland

The researchers assert that Entrepreneurial Teacher Leaders are vital to student learning and to school transformation. They will review their research on entrepreneurial teacher leaders, funded through the National Science Foundation, and share a robust model they created. This model focuses on leadership through interpersonal relationships and influencing student learning and then highlights entrepreneurial behaviours such as innovation and a bias for action. Overall the focus of these teachers is on student learning, which then extends to classroom and school performance. We will demonstrate the conceptual alignment between entrepreneurial teacher leaders and the leaders they influence. Finally we will explore implications for professional development—including our efforts to encourage entrepreneurial teacher leaders in science.

We will briefly share the experiences of our interdisciplinary collaboration and why an engineering professor engages in professional development with teachers.

Professor Price is also presenting a seminar at the Faculty of Engineering at 4pm on Monday 18 March:
Curriculum incubator: a path for educational reform



Professor Raymond L. Price is the William H. Severns Chair of Human Behaviour in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He and his colleagues have been studying innovation, innovative organizations, and innovators for the past decade. Charles H. House and Dr Price are the authors of “The HP Phenomenon: Innovation and Business Transformation” published in 2009. In addition, Abbie Griffin, Raymond L. Price and Bruce A. Vojak are the authors of “Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms” published in 2012. Dr Price was the founding Director of both the Illinois Leadership Center and the Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the University, Professor Price held various management positions at Allergan, Boeing, and Hewlett-Packard. Dr Price earned a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from Stanford University.

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