Welcome to the Instructional Leadership Programme

joanA Professional Developoment Programme to enhance learning and teaching repertoires in our Schools" I am very pleased to introduce you to the‘Instructional Leadership Programme’, offered through the Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) to educational partners in all sectors and facilitated by Professor Barrie Bennett, author of ‘ Graphic Intelligence’,‘Classroom Management’ and ‘Beyond Monet’.

As a Model of Professional Development, it provides for engagement & submersion, modelling & practice and the development of collegial networks as a means of support and encouragement.

The programme endeavours to initiate and facilitate systemic change, across all levels of education, by specifically aiming to;

  • Encourage teachers to consciously modify their instructional actions so as to maximise student learning
  • Facilitate the conscious and deliberate utilisation of teacher actions – skills, tactics & strategies
  • Foster an awareness of how a teacher’s actions can impact on student learning – motivation, novelty,authenticity, accountability safety
  • Re/Acquaint teachers with the extent to which learning is affected by; diverse learning styles, multiple intelligences, ‘at risk environment’ etc
  • Enhance classroom management Encourage / support review –individual / subject dept / school

    Joan Russell 

    Chairperson National Steering Committee