Rene Koglbauer
Deputy Head and Director of Operations of ECLS, Director of North Leadership Centre

  • Email: rene.koglbauer@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8453
  • Address: North Leadership Centre
    School of Education, Communication
    & Language Sciences
    Room 1.45 KGVI
    Newcastle University
    King George VI Building
    Queen Victoria Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

 

René Koglbauer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS). In his currently also Deputy Head and Director of Operations of the school. In addition to this leadership role, René is the Director of the North Leadership Centre (www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk) and is also Director for Network for Languages North East (www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk/languages.html).

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. He will take up the two-year presidency in September 2014.   

Current roles within the university: 

  • Director of North Leadership Centre www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk

  • Director of Network for Languages North East www.northleadershipcentre.co.uk.html

  • 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

 

Previous roles within the university:

  • Degree Programme Director of Secondary PGCE
  • Degree Programme Director of MEd (fulltime)
  • Pathway Leader MEd (Pedagogy and Learning)  

 

Membership:

  • Member of CfLAT (Centre for learning and Teaching)
  • Member of EG WEST Reserach Centre
  • BELMAS (British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society)
  • Member of the NCTL Reference/Expert Group for Languages
  • Member of NCTL (National College for Teaching and Leadership)  
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
  • Association for Language Learning www.all-languages.org.uk ; since Sept. 2011: Trustee and Honorary Finance Officer; currently: President Elect
  • German Committee (ALL): since 2005: UK representative to the IDV (International German Teacher Association
  • Member of ALL's Special Interest Group ITT (Initial Teacher Training)
  • from 2005 to 2012: School Governor / Vice-Chair of School Governing Body
  • from 2011 to 2013:  Member of International Committee UCET

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

 

 

 

Projects: 

  • Video-conferencing and language learning (partner school: Stokesley School)
  • "Auf Deutsch" - German GCSE website: project led by Goethe Institute London
  • Various publishing projects
  • Target Culture in the Language Classroom
  • CfBT Project: German Grammar Teaching
  • European funded project in cooperation with the Goethe Institut, London.
  • Doppelgänger-project with the Goethe Institut London: http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lp/kul/dug/dop/kom/enindex.htm

MEd/MA Supervision

In the last couple of years, dissertations in the following areas were supervised: 

  • Testing, Assessment, Assessment for Learning
  • Educational Policy (UK and international)
  • Thinking Skills, Thinking Maps
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Subject Pedagogy specific: in various secondary subjects
  • Primary and Secondary School Pedagogy (including SEND/G&T)
  • Language Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Design: Curriculum as Written, Taught and Experienced
  • Educational Leadership / Management

Most recent MEd/MA dissertations supervised include (in selection):

  • Burlinson, C. (2014): Initial Teacher Training. A critical reflection on my journey towards Twiselton's concept builder.
  • Depew, S. (2013): Teacher evaluation enhances professional development.
  • Ferguson, K. (2013): What does an ideal sixth form curriculum look like for a student with autism?
  • Moktal, R. (2013): Case study of a Bruneian primary school headteacher: theory and practice.
  • Robson, M. (2013): A school based case study into the impact and perceptions of collaborative practice on teaching and learning, considering pedagogical links to coaching, management and leadership.
  • Sirett, A. (2013): What is the role of students in the improvement process of teaching and learning?
  • Sutherland, S. (2012): An investigation into independent learning in ICT post-16 level.
  • Stottart, E. (2012): How can thinking maps be used to improve essay writing in KS5 Modern Languages?

 

 

 

Postgraduate Teaching 

  • Secondary PGCE - MFL: Curriculum Sessions / German Subject Specific Sessions
  • Secondary PGCE: PLC seminars / lectures including Assessment for Learning, Practitioner Enquiry, QTS standards, Pastoral Role
  • MEd fulltime and Practitioner Enquiry: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Outposted MEd Leadership & Action Research modules 

Undergraduate Teaching

  • jointly with School of Modern Languages: SML4003