ICSEI / JPCC Innovation Award - 2024 Winner Announcement

Journal of Professional Capital and Community


ICSEI / JPCC Innovation Award

The International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) and the Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) invite applications for the ICSEI / JPCC Innovation Award. This award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the ICSEI 2024 conference that makes an innovative contribution in educational research, policy, and/or practice within the field of professional capital and community.

JPCC is an international, professionally refereed, scholarly journal, reflecting the most important ideas and evidence of the nature and impact of interactions and relationships in the education profession, especially in the school sector. This journal brings together the most influential leading thinkers and emerging scholars on professional cultures, communities and collegiality and how they all contribute to or impede the development of the professional capital in schools and school systems that enhances students' learning, wellbeing, achievement and engagement.

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community (JPCC) editorial team is delighted to announce that Andrea Stringer of the University of New South Wales is the recipient of this year’s ICSEI / JPCC Innovation Award.

Andrea Stringer, recipient of the ICSEI / JPCC Innovation Award.

Andrea Stringer has been enrolled in the Doctor of Education program at the University of New South Wales. Her research topic is Coaching Early Career Teachers: Exploring the Implementation of Coaching in Schools for Professional Growth, which is currently under examination. 

Andrea Stringer has gained valuable experience in the field of teacher accreditation and supporting teachers’ professional growth. Her diverse roles in teaching, coaching, and accreditation have provided her with a range of experiences, knowledge that inform her research and practice goals. Her application highlighted her commitment and contribution to the ongoing coaching in education to enhance the professional development of teachers and leaders in Australia, along with a strong commitment to develop early career teachers’ human, social, psychological, and structural capital through coaching. She made a novel contribution by extending the motivational theory of self-determination and the four-capital framework into coaching in education, all of which evidences her deep engagement in the field of professional capital and community.

Some feedback from the Awards Committee:

  • “The rationale is a nice integration of the effects of the environment and coaching on increasing early teachers' capacities.  It makes nice use of both social capital theory (including professional capital).”
  • “Provides a innovative framework self-determination theory, to examine the effect of coaching with ECT.”
  • “Supporting ECT entails a work environment that enhances professional growth, coaching is one component, not a stand alone practice."