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Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada and Research Professor at Boston College in the US. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education. Andy is the former President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement (2018-2020), former Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario (2015-2018), and current adviser to the First Minister of Scotland. Andy is co-founder and president of the ARC Education Collaboratory, which brings together Ministers and professional leaders from multiple countries to advance the interests of broad excellence, equity, well-being, inclusion, democracy, and human rights in education.
Andy has published more than 30 books and has 8 Outstanding Writing Awards. He has been honoured in Canada, the US, and the UK for services to public education and educational research. He is ranked by US Education Week as the #15 scholar with the most influence on the US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. Andy holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong, the University of Uppsala in Sweden, and Bolton University in the UK – the nearest to his hometown. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Professor Hargreaves is an outstanding keynote speaker and workshop leader and has delivered invited addresses in more than 50 countries, 47 US states, and all Australian and Canadian states and provinces. His most recent books are are The Age of Identity: Who Do Our Kids Think They Are... and How Can We Help Them Belong? (with Dennis Shirley), Leadership from the Middle, Well-being in Schools: Three Forces that Will Uplift Your Students in a Volatile World and Five Paths of Student Engagement (both with Dennis Shirley), Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility, and Collaborative Professionalism: When Teaching Together Means Learning for All with Michael O’Connor.
Andy’s current work, funded by the LEGO Foundation and in collaboration with University of Ottawa faculty members, involves creating, managing, and inquiring into a network of 40-plus schools using play-based learning with minoritized students across Canada.
“Doing something different to try and make a difference together is what deeper collaborative professionalism is all about.”