Based on empirical findings in an Erasmus+ KA2 project titled “Leadership for Learning in VET”, the purpose of this paper is to reveal an empirically based DNA-model symbolizing the individual capacity of leadership for learning. Using the term “leadership for learning”, we address the connection between principals’ leadership for learning and teachers’ leadership for learning in VET. We found the DNA-model to be built by two strands of brick-stones: “Professional Skills and Knowledge” in wired with “Personal Attitude and Beliefs”. The findings presented in this paper are the result of a multiple case study conducted in collaboration with “leaders for learning” across domains of leadership for learning, across four VET schools, and across countries in the EU.
Author: Anne-Birgitte Rohwedder
Anne-Birgitte is a PhD fellow at Aalborg University (DK) specializing in the research field on educational leadership and organizational capacity building in VET. Next to her PhD, Anne-Birgitte do (national and international) project management within the substance of leadership for learning, moreover she teach at the Danish master in educational leadership at AAU.Dk Anne-Birgitte Rohwedder has been working within the VET sector since 2001. After ten years as a teacher at Randers Social - og Sundhedsskole, she continued working in the same organization as a manager and a consultant on pedagogical and didactics issues. Currently Anne-Birgitte works in a join partnership between Aalborg University and Randers Social – og Sundhedsskole.