Dr. Andy Hargreaves

Dr. Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before that, he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have achieved outstanding writing awards. One of these, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan, 2012) has received three prizes including the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Education for 2015. His most recent book is Uplifting Leadership (with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris) published by Jossey Bass Business, 2014.

Andy consults with organizations and governments all over the world and currently serves as adviser on education to the Premier of Ontario, is founding editor of two scholarly journals, and is President Elect of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. In January 2015, he was ranked as the #6 scholar with most influence on US policy.

Keynote: Transforming Innovation

Dr. Andy Hargreaves will help participants explore how schools and school systems can and should work together to initiate, implement, and diffuse large-scale change that benefits many students in many schools.

Andy will provide a lens from current research to look firstly at what makes particular educational programs innovative rather than just improvements, and then secondly, provide a theoretical toolkit to analyse what makes successful school innovation sticky.

  • The keynote will introduce ideas and concepts from Andy’s upcoming new book incuding;
  • The 4th Way – High Improvement / Low Innovation
  • The Four B’s
  • Plus exemplars of good practice in innovation in schools.