DR Daniela Acquaro

DR Daniela Acquaro

Positions

  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership

Overview

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  • Dr Daniela Acquaro (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Daniela has been an educator and leader in the secondary and tertiary sector for 25 years with her most recent leadership role as the Master of Teaching Secondary Program Coordinator from 2013-2018 where she had oversight of the University of Melbourne's initial teacher preparation program for secondary teachers. Daniela teaches and researches in Educational Leadership with a focus on leadership preparation, school and system improvement, and organisational change. Daniela is committed to school improvement and is engaged in teacher and school evaluations. Daniela is currently working on various research projects focusing on teacher and leadership preparation.

       

Affiliation

Member of

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). Member 2014 -
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Member 2014 -
  • Australian College of Educators (ACE). Member 2014 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2016 Principal Investigator: Enhancing desirability: supporting teacher candidates in their placements to succeed in rural schools. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000 

    2015-2016 Lead Investigator: Assessing Teacher Candidate Performance Teaching Academies for Professional Practice: DEECD, $280,000

    2015 Chief Investigator: The Clinical Teaching Inquiry: A summative assessment of clinical teaching performance. UoM Learning & Teaching Initiatives: Round1Application, $35,000

    2013-2014 Principal Investigator: IB Learner Profile: A Comparative Study of Implementation, Adaption and Outcomes in Three Countries.
    Commissioned Research- International Baccalaureate Organization, $80,000

    2013 Principal Investigator: Identifying evidence of clinical judgment in pre-service teacher education. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000

    2013 Researcher: TeacherSelector: Teacher selection and existing teacher competencies. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000

    2013 Internal Working Group Member: Reconceptualising mathematics and science teacher education programs through collaborative partnerships between scientists and educators. Office of Learning and Teaching: Australian Government - $3.2 M

    2011 Researcher: An investigation into how Interventionist Practice is defined and enacted in the Master of Teaching Learning Areas. Faculty Grant, $9,333

       

    2018-2019 Lead Investigator: Adapting to Teaching in Australian Education Settings: A cross stream innovation. UoM Learning and Teaching Initiatives, $30,000.

    2018-2019 Research Development Grant. MGSE, $5,000.

    2018-2019 Lead Investigator: School Mentor Professional Learning. Teaching Academies for Professional Practice: DEECD, $50,000.

    2017 Chief Investigator: The experience of internationalisation in Australian higher education. SEED Grant: The University of Melbourne, $5,950.

    2016 Principal Investigator: Enhancing desirability: supporting teacher candidates in their placements to succeed in rural schools. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000.

    2016 Lead Researcher: Creating Flexible Teachers: Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Flexible Learning Settings. Collier Grant, Collier Charitable Fund, $5,460 .

    2015-2016 Lead Investigator: Assessing Teacher Candidate Performance Teaching Academies for Professional Practice: DEECD, $280,000.

    2015 Chief Investigator: The Clinical Teaching Inquiry: A summative assessment of clinical teaching performance. UoM Learning and Teaching Initiatives: Round 1 Application, $35,000.

    2013-2014 Principal Investigator: IB Learner Profile: A Comparative Study of Implementation, Adaption and Outcomes in Three Countries. Commissioned Research- International Baccalaureate Organization, $80,000.

    2013 Principal Investigator: Identifying evidence of clinical judgment in pre-service teacher education. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000.

    2013 Researcher: TeacherSelector: Teacher selection and existing teacher competencies. SEED Grant: University of Melbourne, $6,000 .

    2013 Internal Working Group Member: Reconceptualising mathematics and science teacher education programs through collaborative partnerships between scientists and educators. Office of Learning and Teaching: Australia

       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2013
  • MEd, University of Melbourne 2006
  • GradDipEd, Australian Catholic University 1994
  • BA, La Trobe University 1993

Awards and honors

  • Research Excellence Mentor Award (Early Career Academic Committee), Melbourne Graduate School of Education, 2015
  • Research Master Award for Excellence in Research Management (Early Career Academic Committee), Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM), 2013

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Daniela is currently co-supervising nine doctoral students whose areas of study include: 
    Women in Leadership
    Digital technologies and the VCAL curriculum
    Exploring understandings of equity and quality within India’s education system.
    Impact of international minded pedagogies in Theory of Knowledge classes on resultant international mindedness.
    Problematising Singapore’s education in the 21st century.
    Bridging binaries: Exploring learner-centered and teacher-centered instruction in the Philippines.
    The introduction of inquiry based learning in the Victorian Certificate of Education.
    Nature kindergartens for children with diverse abilities.
    Camping as curriculum.