Facilitator: James Dalziel
Course: PTC - Creating an Effective School
James Dalziel is currently the Director for Educational Operations in Europe for GEMS Education where he and his team foster a culture that is responsive to the diverse ways students and adults learn for all. James has taught in traditional and non-traditional educational settings from outdoor education centers to open custody correctional programs, reflecting his belief that education is an intricate mix of the academic, dispositional, experiential, and social. He holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics. His doctoral research, also from UWA, focused on the development of school culture and cultural change. His ongoing research and reading has expanded into how organizations can use complexity theories to analyze their effectiveness (or ineffectiveness, as the case may be). James continues to be an active workshop provider, conference presenter, authorization team leader, and a member of various educational consultation groups. Other educational areas of focus include teacher professional development, assessment, and creating inclusive schools.