Education State
Principals Conference 2022

Building the Capacity to Aspire – how schools can support children and young people to develop more positive orientations to the future

Building the Capacity to Aspire – how schools can support children and young people to develop more positive orientations to the future

Outline

Schools are crucial sites where the social value of believing children are our future is manifested.
This session will use the idea of a “capacity to aspire” to frame opportunities for schools to support children and young people to develop more productive and positive orientations to the future.

Dr Fiona Longmuir
Lecturer & Educational Leadership
, Monash University

Fiona Longmuir is a Lecturer in Educational Leadership in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, with a background of 15 years of teaching and school leadership in Victorian government schools in disadvantaged, urban communities. Fiona also worked for 10 years as a Senior Research Consultant for Educational Transformations where she examined school and system leadership in a range of local, national and global contexts. Her current research interests explore intersections of educational leadership, transformative change and student voice. Recent projects have investigated: school leadership through the COVID crisis, and secondary school programs and alternative education settings where leaders prioritise student agency, belonging and connection.