Head of School, School of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research investigates the importance of the teacher in the education system – teachers are the most important in-school factor on academic achievement. I am specifically interested in the wellbeing of teachers and leaders and the impact of their wellbeing on learners.
Current work explores wellbeing in all its dimensions for early career teachers, teachers and leaders. Measuring wellbeing across all its dimensions is an important approach to address the global concern around why teachers are leaving the profession. I am most concerned with attracting teachers to the profession and engaging them in a sustainable and rewarding profession that improves the learning outcomes for children and young people.
I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: Teacher Wellbeing, Wellbeing pedagogies across schools and education communities, Initial teacher education wellbeing intervention, Leaders’ wellbeing, Quality teaching, School reform, Initial teacher education, and Qualitative research methodology, especially appreciative inquiry.
My current projects include:
- Measuring Wellbeing
This project prioritises and values student and employee wellbeing for sustained health and wellbeing at a Canadian College. This study is undertaken through an appreciative lens to align the College’s Strategic Directions to exploring student and staff perceptions of their own wellbeing.
- Teacher Wellbeing in Independent schools, NSW
This project was undertaken across a large sample of teachers employed in Independent Schools in NSW during 2016 – 2018. The research was undertaken to prioritise and value the teacher workforce by capturing exemplary teacher wellbeing practices for sustained wellbeing in the sector. This project involved 2 phases: an extensive literature review that defined wellbing, identified factors that impact teacher wellbeing, and explored enabling strategies; an online survey that explored teachers’ wellbeing in relation to autonomy and school leadership.
- Renewing the teaching profession in regional areas through community partnerships
The attraction, retention and sustainability of teachers in rural and regional areas is a global issue. This ARC investigated this problem in rural areas in South Australia by working in partnership with local agencies, stakeholders and employers. It was found that a collaborative approach to teacher attraction enabled teachers to transition to work in rural or regional communities and resulted in more sustainable employment options for these professionals. This model is applicable to other professional groups grappling with employment in hard-to-staff areas.
Date Position Institution name 2017 Head of School The University of Adelaide 2015 - 2017 Dean and Head of School Southern Cross University 2012 - 2015 Associate Head: Academic University of South Australia 2009 - 2015 Associate Dean: Teaching & Learning University of South Australia 2000 - 2008 Senior Lecturer Univesity of South Australia 1989 - 1999 Lecturer University of South Australia
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award Expert Advisor, Teacher Wellbeing OECD Australia — 2017 Award Adjunct Professor Southern Cross University Australia — 2015 Award Honorary Golden Key Award for my contribution to Teacher Education Southern Cross University Australia — 2010 Award Supported Teacher award; Supported Researcher award University of South Australia Australia — 1995 Award Member Australian College of Educators MACVE Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2000 University of South Australia Australia PhD 1995 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Education 1983 Flinders University Australia Graduate Diploma of Teaching 1977 University of South Australia (previously Kingston CAE) Australia Diploma of Teaching
Year Citation 2020 Westphalen, L. (2020). Transforming Higher Education Teaching for 21st-Century Skills.. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands. In M. White, & F. McCallum (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Teaching, Learning and Leadership: Enhancing Educational Outcomes. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 2016 McCallum, F. (2016). Leading and empowering lifelong wellbeing: Well educators, well learners, well communities. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 133-145). UK: Routledge. 2016 McCallum, F. (2016). Leading and empowering lifelong wellbeing: Well educators, well learners, well communities. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 133-145). UK: Routledge. 2016 Price, D., & McCallum, F. (2016). Wellbeing in education. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 1-21). United Kingdom: Routledge.
2016 McCallum, F., & Price, D. (2016). Teacher wellbeing. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 112-132). United Kingdom: Routledge.
2016 Price, D., & McCallum, F. (2016). Leading and empowering lifelong wellbeing: Well educators, well learners, well communities. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 133-145). United Kingdom: Routledge.
2016 McCallum, F., & Price, D. (2016). Wellbeing for all. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (pp. 22-39). United Kingdom: Routledge.
2015 McCallum, F., & Price, D. (2015). Wellbeing Defined. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education From Little Things, Big Things Grow. UK: Routledge. 2015 McCallum, F., & Price, D. (2015). Wellbeing Defined. In F. McCallum, & D. Price (Eds.), Nurturing Wellbeing Development in Education From Little Things, Big Things Grow. UK: Routledge. 2009 McCallum, F., & Prosser, B. (2009). River journeys: Narrative accounts of South Australian preservice teachers during professional experience. In Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Perspective (pp. 91-106).
|Date||Project Name/ Number||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2018 - 2019||Wellbeing at UCC||Assoc Prof Mathew White; Prof Faye McCallum||Upper Canada College, Toronto||$30,000|
|2017 - 2018||Teacher Wellbeing||Prof Faye McCallum; Assoc Prof Deborah Price||AIS, NSW||$80,000|
|2015 - 2016||A comparative study of preservice teacher wellbeing in Australia and the UK.||Assoc Prof Deborah Price; Prof Faye McCallum||University of South Australia||$11,977|
|2014 - 2018||Renewing the teaching profession in regional areas through community partnerships||Marie Brennan; Faye McCallum; Michele Simons; Helen Strickland; Kathy McEvoy||ARC Linkage
|2012 - 2014||Widening participation, access and flexibility of study through design and implementation of fully online learning environment.||
Faye McCallum; Geraldine Castleton
|UniSA: Technology Enhanced Learning Grants Application||$392,065|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Principal Supervisor The Nature of School Counselling Mental Health Services in Australia: A national school counselling model with professional standards and competencies to enhance student wellbeing and academic outcomes. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Katrina Joy Cummins 2019 Principal Supervisor Experiences of following within Senior Leadership Teams in Independent Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Carl Salt 2019 Co-Supervisor Teacher Professional Development Efficacy and Improvement Processes Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Glyn Roberts 2019 Principal Supervisor Journeys of Strength: An Appreciative Study of Older Workers in Employment in Singapore Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohamed Fadhil Bin Mohamed Ismail 2019 Principal Supervisor Character Education in Boarding Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Darren Thomas Roylett 2018 Principal Supervisor A Study of the Effectiveness of South Australian Independent Schools Character Education Programs and their Impact on Student Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Shaun Malcolm Oakey 2017 Principal Supervisor Teacher's wellbeing in rural Jilin province China: an appreciative study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bo Cui
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Board Member Australian Council of Deans Australian Council of Deans Australia 2018 - 2018 Advisory Board Member Expert Panel, Teacher Wellbeing OECD France 2018 - 2018 Representative Academic Board University of Adelaide Australia 2017 - ongoing Chair Advisory Board University of Adelaide, School of Education Australia 2002 - 2004 Representative Teachers Registration Board University of South Australia Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Book proposal Routledge United Kingdom 2017 - ongoing Member Australian Research Council ARC Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Initial Teacher Education Australian Institute of Teaching & School Leadership (AITSL) Australia 2014 - 2014 Member Annual Meeting AERA American Educational Research Association United States
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