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Biography

 

Dr. Venesser Fernandes is a Lecturer – Educational Leadership Studies in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She currently teaches courses in the Master of Leadership Studies, Masters in Education and Masters in International Development programs offered at Monash University.  Her areas of teaching and research interest include: Leadership and Organisational Development Studies; School Leadership; School Accountability and Improvement Systems, Data-Improved Decision-making Processes; Evidence-based School Improvement Systems, Change Management Systems; Quality Management Systems; Globalisation and Social Justice in Education; Using and Evaluating Research Evidence and, Educational Policy Analysis and Development. In her current research project, Dr Fernandes is engaged in qualitative case-study research within schools that investigates the data-informed decision-making processes that are currently being used in Victoria across public, independent and Catholic school systems and focuses upon the leadership function that facilitates these processes.

 

Dr. Fernandes is involved in the Principal Preparation Program that runs in partnership with Monash University, the Department of Education & Training, Victoria and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership. This program focuses on the leadership development of aspiring principals within state schools around Victoria, Australia. Dr. Fernandes works as a School Reviewer for the Department of Education & Training schools in Victoria and actively researches in this space as well. In her role as a Professional Experience Educator, Dr. Fernandes works with aspiring teachers at the undergraduate level in developing their core understanding around teaching and learning and in engaging them productively through their professional experience practicums within schools. Dr. Fernandes works as an educational consultant with schools and school systems focusing on the evaluation or development of whole school continuous improvement systems.

More information on Dr Venesser Fernandes can be accessed from Research Gate following this link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venesser_Fernandes

 

Research interests

  1. Educational Leadership Studies
  2. Educational Organisation Studies
  3. Educational Management Systems
  4. Educational Policy and Development - National and International
  5. School Improvement and School Effectiveness

Monash teaching commitment

Teaching Commitments in 2014:

EDF6901: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF6902: Leading Learning Communities

EDF5635: Leading Capable Organisations

EDF5636: Leading Organisational Decision-making

EDF5637: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF6828: Resource Management

 

Teaching Commitments in 2015:

EDF5636: Leading Organisational Decision-making

EDF5637: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF5670: Leadership Studies

EDF5678: Leading Learning Communities

EDF1303: Learning and Educational Inquiry 1

EDF1304: Learning and Educational Inquiry 2

EDF4611: Investingating Education Issues in Global Contexts

 

Teaching Commitments in 2016:

EDF5636: Leading Organisational Decision-making

EDF5637: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF5670: Leadership Studies

EDF5678: Leading Learning Communities

EDF5693: Using and Evaluating Research Evidence

 

Teaching Commitments in 2017:

EDF5636: Leading Organisational Decision-making

EDF5637: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF5670: Leadership Studies

EDF5678: Leading Learning Communities

EDF5691: Professional Project (Research-based projects)

 

Teaching Commitments in 2018:

EDF5636: Leading Organisational Decision-making

EDF5637: Inner Leadership - Understanding Self and Others

EDF5308: Leading Schools

EDF5309: Educational Leadership Project

 

Community service

2014

  1. Working on the Principal Preparation Program with the Monash team in partnership with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

2015

  1. Working on the Principal Preparation Program with the Monash team in partnership with the DEandT, VIC and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.
  2. Accredited School Reviewer, Monash University for Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

2016

  1. Working on the Principal Preparation Program with the Monash team in partnership with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.
  2. Accredited School Reviewer, Monash University for Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

2017

  1. Working on the Principal Preparation Program with the Monash team in partnership with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.
  2. Accredited School Reviewer, Monash University for Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

2018:

  1. Working on the Principal Preparation Program with the Monash team in partnership with the Department of Education and Training, Victoria and Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership leading to a Graduate Certificate in Principal Preparation from Monash University.
  2. Accredited School Reviewer, Monash University for Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

Supervision interests

Supervision interests include the following: School Improvement & EffectivenessSchool improvement and accountabilityEducational Leadership StudiesData-improved Decision making in SchoolsBusiness Improvement Models in EducationOrganizational Theory and Behavior.

Research interests

Venesser Fernandes' Research Interests include the following: School Improvement & EffectivenessSchool improvement and accountabilityEducational Leadership StudiesData-improved Decision making in SchoolsBusiness Improvement Models in EducationOrganizational Theory and Behavior

External positions

External Masters Thesis Examiner, Victoria University

20152018

External PhD Thesis Examiner, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan

20142018

External PhD Thesis Examiner, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan

20142018

External PhD Thesis Examiner, Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan

20142018

Keywords

  • School Improvement & Effectiveness
  • School improvement and accountability
  • Educational Leadership Studies
  • Data-improved Decision making in Schools
  • Business Improvement Models in Education
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior

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Projects 2015 2016

Research Output 2016 2019

Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance and Administration

Fernandes, V. (ed.) & Chan, P. W. K. (ed.), 2019, 1st ed. Charlotte NC USA: Information Age Publishing. 237 p. (Leadership, Schools, and Change)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

From the middle out: empowering transformational leadership capability of middle-level school leaders

Fernandes, V., 2019, Transformation and Empowerment through Education: Reconstructing our Relationship with Education. Chowdhury, R. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 195-213 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The preparation of Fijian school leaders: a framework for principal preparation in a South Pacific context

Devi, M. & Fernandes, V., 2019, In : Journal of Educational Administration and History. 51, 1, p. 53-65 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Enabling strategic total quality management within school improvement in Australian public primary schools

Fernandes, V., 2018, AERA Online Paper Repository. Washington DC USA: American Educational Research Association (AERA), 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Engaged but ambivalent: A study of young Indigenous Australians and democratic citizenship

Walsh, L., Zyngier, D., Fernandes, V. & Zhang, H., 14 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 ​Hosting an academic or industry visitor

Dr Anthony H. Normore

Venesser Fernandes (Host), Wing Keung Chan (Host)
30 Oct 20175 Nov 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor types​Hosting an academic or industry visitor