Keynote Speakers
Title: From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism - the next big challenge for teacher development
Date: March 9, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong
Keynote Speaker: Professor Andy HARGREAVES
Thomas More Brennan Chair
Lynch School of Education
Boston College, USA

Collaborative approaches to educational improvement and teacher professionalism are on the rise globally. There is a concerted effort to invest in the professional capital of teachers, especially their social capital. Yet there has been no systematic way to clarify, classify, or exemplify different kinds and strengths of professional collaboration since the early 1990s. Since then, new designs for collaboration have evolved. This lecture discusses four designs in five countries and relates them to the emergence of collaborative professionalism.

Professional collaboration simply describes how people collaborate within a profession. Collaborative professionalism, however, is a normative concept that advocates for professional ways of working together that incorporate new characteristics and are also responsive to the wider culture.

The lecture reveals nine common principles of collaborative professionalism, describes four conditions that surround the specific collaborative designs, and shows how professional capital can increasingly incorporate deeper collaborative professionalism.

About the Speaker

Andy Hargreaves is the Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and Distinguished Visiting Professor at The University of Hong Kong. He is President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, and Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario and the First Minister of Scotland. His Outstanding Writing Awards include the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan), as well as awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association and the International Leadership Association. He has been honored with the 2016 Horace Mann Award in the US and the Robert Owen Award in Scotland for services to public education. He has been ranked by Education Week in the top 10 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.