René Koglbauer is the Director of the North Leadership Centre (www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk) and is also Director for Network for Languages North East. René joined Newcastle University in 2010 - as a member of the initial teacher training team, following a career in secondary schools as head of department/faculty, Head of Careers and school governor in the South East of England. During his time in the South East, René was also a lead practitioner for the local authority with a focus on assessment for learning as well as languages. René is the UK representative to the International German Teacher Association and a Trustee of the subject organisation Association for Language Learning. Over the last three years he has been actively involved in teacher training in the North East and led the Secondary Initial Teacher Training Team as its director. Before taking on the current position, René was also Degree Programme Director of the MEd Programme (fulltime). As a representative of the North East and Newcastle University, René sits on a number of steering and reference groups, including the National College for Teaching and Leadership group on languages (and ITE).
While teaching in secondary schools, René completed an MBA in Educational Leadership at Keele University. Currently, René’s research interests lie in a number of educational fields: leadership for learning, student leadership, teacher training, pedagogy and curriculum development, continuous professional development, technology and its pedagogical application in the classroom, school policy as well as international school development. In his doctoral research, René focusses on factors influencing continuous professional development in the international school sector with a case study of a chain of international schools in China.
Since beginning of February 2014, René is President Elect of the Association for Language Learning.
Director of North Leadership Centre www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk
Director of Network for Languages North East
NETSP Coordinator (North East Teaching Schools Partnership) www.netsp.co.uk
Degree Programme Director for employer-based PGCE
Degree Programme Director PGCert Educational Leadership
Pathway Leader MA Education International Perspectives (Leadership and Management)
Member of ECLS School Management Group
Member of ECLS Education Strategy Group
In December 2013, René was interviewed by Rosie Goldsmith for the Goethe Institut London on education in the UK, Germany and Austria as well as language learning. For more details see here: http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lp/kul/dug/dop/kom/enindex.htm
In the last couple of years, dissertations in the following areas were supervised:
Most recent MEd/MA dissertations supervised include: