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Vicente Reyes

Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences



Dr Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr. is Associate Professor with the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM), University of Nottingham. He is also an Hon Associate Professor with the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia. He is co-editor of the Policy and Leadership Studies Working Papers Series of the National Institute of Education (Singapore). He is a Fellow of the Centre for Chinese Studies of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the National Taiwan Normal University and the University of Macau (China). He is also a Visiting Academic at the Institute of Education, University of London. Vicente has experience in educational settings spanning Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, the UK and the US. Vicente used to be a Teaching/School Principal for an elementary and high school in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Vicente taught humanities in high school (Philippines and Singapore) and in elementary school levels (Philippines and Spain). Trained as a political scientist, his current research interests are in comparative education. Vicente also pursues inquiries into the application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education, educational leadership, research methodologies as well as investigating the phenomenon of corruption alongside governance in educational reform.

External Roles

Associate Editor, Learning: Research and Practice

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Expertise Summary

Vicente's research interests are in five broad areas:

- Comparative Education Reform

- Educational Policy Analysis

- Educational Administration and Leadership

- The impact of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Education

- Research methodologies (i.e. Quantitative modelling, Qualitative approaches, Design-Based Research)

Research Summary

My current research revolves around transformational approaches to leadership and education focusing on educational policy and practice flows that occur within international development initiatives… read more

Recent Publications

Vicente is a member of the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM)

  • Political Sociology of Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Policy and Practice of Educational Administration
  • Technology, Teaching and Learning

Research topics of current and recent students include:

  • Measuring Epistemological Beliefs of Educators
  • Mobile Technology Usage by Higher Education Academics
  • Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK)
  • Transnational Higher Education (China-Australia)
  • Comparative Bilingual Policy (Taiwan)
  • Enacting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Sensemaking of Educational Leaders amidst Reforms
  • International Testing: PISA and PIACC
  • Educational Technology Leadership

Research proposals: please get in touch with Vicente, if you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposed research topics and interests. See also: School of Education research supervision areas.

Current Research

My current research revolves around transformational approaches to leadership and education focusing on educational policy and practice flows that occur within international development initiatives located in different settings. This is complemented by inquiries that I undertake into the intersection of technology and education in contemporary contexts. One particular aspect of technology and education that I explore is the ubiquity of big data and how this impacts school stakeholders in different contexts. I also continue to research into Active Learning approaches into teaching and learning.

2020 - current Beyond global discourses of data: Storying learning in marginalised schools (with A/P Ian Hardy [University of Queensland]; Dr Obaid Hamid [University of Queensland]; A/P Louise Phillips [James Cook University] - Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project - [Co-Principal Investigator])

2019- (completed) "Digital Literacy Project" - "The EDLS Project: Embedding the development of Digital Literacy Skills within undergraduate and postgraduate curricula across multiple disciplines at UQ" - University of Queensland, Teaching and Innovation Grant - (Co-Principal Investigator)

2018 - (completed) Transformlead@21 - "Transformational Educational Leadership 21st Century Contexts -- University of Queensland, State University of Jakarta, the Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED, Philippines) and The Human Capital & Education for Asian Development, The HEAD Foundation - (Principal Investigator)

2017 - (completed) Active Learning Project - "TeachTech@21 - Active Learning in Higher Education," University of Queensland, School of Education- (Project Lead/Principal Investigator)

Past Research

My research has been centred around three interconnected areas: (i) Information Communication and Technology (ICT) intersections in education ; (ii) Active Learning Project - how ICT affordances impact teaching and learning; and (iii) Education Reforms driven by Leadership and Organisational Change.

2016 - "Reach and scope for 'Primary Connections' online professional learning and development: A sector scan and review of science and literacy initiatives" (Australian Academy of Science), [Co-Principal Investigator (completed)

2016 - University of New England, School of Education- Integrating assessment with learning and teaching to improve pedagogical outcomes [Co-Principal Investigator Learning and Assessment Research Network-LARN (completed)]

2015 - University of New England, School of Education-Education and Impact on Student Outcomes Research Network Grant [Principal Investigator School Leadership and Student Outcomes Project: A Case Study of the Northern Tablelands Network (completed)]

2014 - University of New England, School of Education -e-Learning/e-Pedagogies Research Network Grant) [Principal Investigator Stakeholders in ICT education] (completed)

2012 - NIE-Office of Education Research, Start-up Grant (SUG) [Principal Investigator ICT Learning in Schools: Exploratory Study of Policy Learning and Diffusion among Education Leaders] (completed)

2010 - Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 3, Ministry of Education, Singapore [Co-Principal Investigator Leadership and Organizational Change] (completed)

2009 - Temasek Foundation, Singapore [Principal Investigator Leaders in Education in Asia Program (LEAP) Philippines] (completed)

Future Research

Apart from my research on educational leadership and change as well as into the intersections of technology and education, I will also be undertaking future research in the area of "Big Data" and how this phenomenon impacts education stakeholders in comparative contexts. Furthermore, the comparative lens that I employ in exploring education issues and challenges will look into the incipient area of transnational higher education. I will also be continuing research on the impact of corruption and dysfunction on governance and administration.

2018 - current "University of Queensland - Nanyang Technological University Research Partnership: Big Data and Transliteracy in Schools" Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme 2018, The University of Queensland

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