Dr Shane Lavery
BA, BLitt, BEd (Hons), MEd, MA (Theol Studies), EdD
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Post Graduate Studies

Email: Shane.Lavery@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0173

Biography
Dr Shane Lavery has 25 years of experience in secondary education in Victoria and Tasmania, both in boys’ education and in co-education. During that time he has taught Mathematics, English, and Religious Education from Year 7 to Year 12. He has held the various positions of Religious Education Coordinator, Year 12 Coordinator, and Deputy Principal. He is a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and was the Director of the Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference Centre at Lower Plenty, Melbourne, from 1999-2001. Shane has worked in the School of Education at The University of Notre Dame since 2004.
Teaching Areas
Post Graduate: Educational Leadership, Religious Education, Ecological Education.
Undergraduate: Service-Learning, Ecological Education, Social Justice
Research Expertise and Supervision
Educational Leadership, Student Leadership, Service-Learning, Student Ministry, Ecological Education, Religious Education.

 

Research and engagement

Book Chapters
Lavery, D., (2013). Learning to lead through service: Key insights for effective leadership in schools. In M. Buchanan (Ed.). Leadership and religious schools. (pp. 145-163) New York: Bloomsbury.

Hackett, C., & Lavery, S. (2010). Formation of quality of pre-service teachers through leadership, service and pastoral care. In R. Toomey, T. Lovat, N. Clement, & K. Dally, (Eds.). Teacher education and values pedagogy. (pp. 96-107) Australia: David Barlow Publishing
Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Lavery, S., Cain, G;, & Hampton, P. (2014). A service-learning immersion in a remote Aboriginal community: Enhancing pre-service teacher education. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 10(2). 39-54
  • Hine, G., & Lavery, S. (2014). Action research: Informing professional practice within schools. Issues in Educational Research, 24 (2), 162-173.
  • Lavery, S. D., & Hine, G. S. (2013). Catholic School Principals: Promoting Student Leadership. Journal of Catholic Education, 17 (1)
  • Lavery, S. D. (2012). The Catholic school principal: A transcendent leader?. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 84 (1), 36-42.
  • Lavery, S. D., & Hine, G. S. (2012). Principals: Catalysts for promoting student leadership. Principal Matters, Winter.
  • Chambers, D. J., & Lavery, S. (2012). Service-Learning: A Valuable Component of Pre-Service Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(4).
  • Hackett, C., & Lavery, S. D. (2012). Formation of pre-service teachers for religious education through experiential learning: The retreat leaders training program. Journal of Religious Education, 60 (2), 13-23.
  • Hackett, C., & Lavery, S. D. (2011). Student ministry: Youth 'step up' to lead and serve. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 83 (1), 54-62.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2011). Transactional, transformative and a servant!. Principal Matters, Spring, 28-31.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2011). Religious educators: Promoting an ecological balance. Religious Education Journal of Australia, 27 (2), 16-20.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2011). Teaching for the future: Framing an environmentally sustainable future through teacher education. EarthSong Journal, 2 (1), 26-28.
  • Hackett, C., & Lavery, S. D. (2010). ASPIRE: Formation of pre-service teachers through leadership, community engagement and retreat training. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35 (1), 76-89.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2009). Religious educators: Promoting servant leadership. Religious Education Journal of Australia, 25 (1), 31-36.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2009). Service-learning: Promoting leadership in young people. Principal Matters, 80, 28-30.
  • Lavery, S. D., & Hackett, C. (2008). Christian service learning in Catholic schools. Journal of Religious Education, 56 (3), 18-24.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2008). Developing student leadership through service-learning. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 80 (2), 5-12.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2007). Christian service learning – does it make a difference?. Journal of Religious Education, 55 (1), 50-53.
  • Lavery, S. (2006). Student leaders: So many reasons to bother. Principal Matters, 69 Summer, 27-28.
  • Lavery, S., & Richards, J. (2006). Service-learning: More than just volunteering. Principal Matters, 66 Autumn, 17-18.
  • Lavery, S., & Hay, P. (2004). Promoting our interior life as teachers. Catholic School Studies, 77(1), 2-3.
Conference Papers
  • Hine, G., & Lavery, S. D. (2014). The importance of action research in teacher education programs : Three testimonies. Teaching and Learning Forum 2014: Transformative, Innovative and Engaging.
  • Hine, G., & Lavery, S. D. (2013). Student leadership in Catholic schools: A matter of service!. 6th International Conference on Catholic Educational Leadership.
  • Sayce, D., & Lavery, S. D. (2013). Beginning the school principalship in rural and remote Catholic Schools in Western Australia. 6th International Conference on Catholic Educational Leadership.
  • Sayce, D., & Lavery, S. D. (2010). Strategies for Hope and Sustainability, The Beginning Principal: needs and challenges. Fifth International Conference on Catholic Educational Leadership 2010.
  • Hackett, C., & Lavery, S. D. (2010). Student Ministry: Preparing Young People as Leaders for the 21st Century. Fifth International Conference on Catholic Educational Leadership 2010.
  • Lavery, S. D. (2007). Service-Learning – preparing students for leadership. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference.
Professional Affiliations
The eJournal of Catholic Education in Australia - An Editor
Religious Education Journal of Australia - Editorial Advisory Committee
The Australian Journal of Teacher Education - Reviewer
Community Engagement
Member of the Red Cross (Soup Patrol)
Presenter for CEOWA Accreditation Courses (Social Justice)
Professional Development with school staffs: service-learning, servant leadership, educational leadership, student leadership, environmental concerns, social justice.
Awards
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation, 2009
Dean's Teaching Award, 2007