Helen Wildy

Emeritus Professor, BA DipEd BEd MEd PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 401 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
19942019
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Dean of the Faculty of Education, UWA
Director, PIPS Australia

Funding overview

2008/9 NuLitData Catholic Education Office
Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 128 000

2008/9 NuLitData Association for Independent Schools of WA Wildy H AISWA 100 000

2008 KimLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 26 400

2008 Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS) Wildy H DET ACT: DET T; AISQ; schools in NSW, NT, SA, WA, Q; CEOWA; CEOT;CEOV (Sale)
343 000

2008 Raising Achievement in Schools (RAISe): Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 90 200

2007 Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS) Wildy H DET ACT: DET T; AISQ; schools in NSW, NT, SA, WA, Q; CEOWA; CEOT;CEOV (Sale)286 195

2007/8 NuLitData Catholic Education Office Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 128 000

2007/8 NuLitData Association for Independent Schools of WA Wildy H AISWA 100 000

2007 KimLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 20 400

2007 Raising Achievement in Schools (RAISe): Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 61 200
2007 CEOWA Leadership Framework Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 4 800

2007 Outcome measures for young people attending substance misuse services for detoxification and residential rehabilitation in Perth Western AustraliaSaggers S Wildy H Paskevicius A Marchant T Acosta C Burnett D Hampshire A Wooller B Edith Cowan University
Mission Australia (WA) 46 635

2006 NuLitData Catholic Education Office Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 120 000

2006 NuLitData Association for Independent Schools of WA Wildy H AISWA 100 000

2006 AccLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 10 000

2006 KimLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 20 000

2006 Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS) Wildy H DET ACT: DET T; AISQ; schools in NSW, NT, SA, WA, Q; CEOWA; CEOT;CEOV (Sale) 306 723

2006 Embedding a wellness approach to health and disability in the policies and practices of allied health providers Saggers S Wildy H et al ECU Industry Collaboration 30 000

2006/7 Cost effective smart identification of early attentional problems associated with literacy and numeracy indicators in preschool children Jenkins H Fraser B Wildy H Tymms P & Merrell C ARC International Linkage 16 000

2005 Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS) Wildy H DET ACT: DET T; AISQ; schools in NSW, NT, SA, WA, Q; CEOWA; CEOT 237 508

2005 NSW DET Standards for School Leaders Wildy H & Pepper C NSW DET 29 900

2005 NuLitData Catholic Education Office Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 120 000

2005 Melville SHS BELS Wildy H & Pepper C Melville SHS 20 000

2005 NuLitData Association for Independent Schools of WA Wildy H AISWA 100 000

2005 AccLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 10 000

2005 KimLit Raising Achievement in Schools: Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 20 000

2004 Selection of District Directors 2002-2004: Predictive validity study Wildy H
WA Department of Education and Training 7 500

2004/6 Raising Achievement in Schools (RAISe): Data management and reporting Wildy H
Catholic Education Office WA 90 000

2004 Small schools leadership Wildy H
WA Department of Education and Training 6550

2004 Catholic Education Office NuLitData
Wildy H Catholic Education Office WA 110 000

2004 Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS) Wildy H DET ACT: DET T; AISQ; schools in NSW, NT, SA, WA, QS 208 098

Previous positions

Murdoch University: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership (2002-2009)
Edith Cowan University: Director of the Institute for the Service Professions (2000-2002)

Teaching overview

EDUC8631 Approaches to Research

Biography

Dean, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia Professor Wildy has been Dean and Professor since 2009 Teaching Professor Wildy’s background as a student of a very small rural primary school in Western Australia underpins her commitment to education, particularly the leadership of small schools. As a secondary Mathematics teacher she taught at all levels of secondary schools and across sectors in Western Australia and Victoria. As an academic for the past 18 years, her teaching expertise is in the fields of leadership and research methods. She currently coordinates, and teaches into, a bespoke Master of School Leadership to prepare and support school principals in the decentralising system of the Department of Education in Western Australia. Research Professor Wildy currently conducts research and supervises doctoral and Masters students in a range of school leadership and assessment topics, particularly related to the use of assessment data by school leaders. She also conducts research into the use of digital technologies in the development of literacy, and the implementation of the new national frameworks for Early Years Education and Care. Her ARC grants have funded research into the development and application of standards for school leaders. She has been chief investigator or co-chief investigator in research projects worth approximately A$10m since 2000. She publishes in highly regarded international and national journals on a range of topics related to leadership, standards, and qualitative research approaches. Community engagement Professor Wildy sits on a range of School Boards, primary and secondary, private and state schools. She has held leadership positions on numerous professional organisation connected to teaching, leadership and school governance, as well as in the tertiary sector. She currently belongs to international and national professional research organisations.

Research

ARC Linkage 2010-2012: What difference does treatment make? Psychometric properties of a measure of young people's progress in residential rehabilitation
2000-2011: Performance Indicators for Primary Schools (PIPS)
2004-2011: NuLitData Catholic Education Office
2005-2010: NuLitData Association for Independent Schools of WA
2004-2011: Raising Achievement in Schools (RAISe): Data management and reporting
2010: Literature Review and Background Research for the National Collaboration Project – Innovative Strategies for Small and Remote Schools
2010: NuLit with Year 12 data
2009-2010: Northern Territory PIPS-BLA
2007:Outcome measures for young people attending substance misuse services for detoxification and residential rehabilitation in Perth Western Australia
2006:Embedding a wellness approach to health and disability in the policies and practices of allied health providers
2006-2007 ARC International Linkage: Cost effective smart identification of early attentional problems associated with literacy and numeracy indicators in preschool children
2004: Small schools leadership
2003-2005 ARC Linkage: Performance-based assessment of professional standards for school
2002: Study to investigate Benchmark reporting to parents leaders
2002: Competency Framework for School Leaders
2001-2003 ARC LArge grant : Learning from school reform: Processes and effects
2000-2001: Developing schools’ capacity to make performance judgements
2000:Authentic assessment of principals’ standards
2000:Benchmarking recruitment and retention among professional therapists: Local and national perspectives

Keywords

  • School Leadership
  • School Improvement
  • Educational Measurement
  • School Reform
  • Educational Standard
  • Educational leadership
  • Using data to drive student learning improvement
  • Managing change
  • Professional standards
  • Research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Restructuring of schools and school systems
  • Small school leadership
  • Applying standards for early years education and care

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school Social Sciences
leadership Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
secondary school Social Sciences
principal Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2019

teacher
student
qualitative research
student teacher
literature

Contemporary perspectives of the child in action: An investigation into children’s connectedness with, and contribution to, the world around them

Robinson, C., O’Connor, D., Wildy, H. & Neylon, G., 2019, In : Education 3-13. 47, 3, p. 366-376 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
educator
workplace
research planning
coding

Mixed Reality Learning Environments in Teacher Education: An Analysis of TeachLivE ™ Research

Ersozlu, Z. N., Ledger, S., Ersozlu, A., Mayne, F. E. & Wildy, H. R., 2019, (Submitted) In : Computers & Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

How less-skilled adult readers experience word-reading

McHardy, J. M., Wildy, H. R. & Chapman, E. S., 25 Jan 2018, In : The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 41, 1, 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experience
narrative
literacy
Word Reading
Reader
1 Citation (Scopus)
literacy
childhood
classroom
teacher
learning

Projects 2009 2016