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Dr Jenni Donohoo

Speaker Summary

It is not often that anyone gets namechecked by John Hattie as one of the future leaders in global education, but then again, it’s not often that educators like Dr. Jenni Donohoo come around. Author of three best-selling books on collective efficacy and inquiry, and driven by her world-class knowledge of metacognition, adolescent literacy and facilitating collaborative learning structures, Jenni is proof that the future of learning is here, and it is now. Her current work with system, school leaders, and teachers, takes her around the world, and we are honoured to have her join us at the World Education Summit.

Areas of Expertise

Visible Learning – School Improvement – Metacognition – Literacy – Curriculum – Assessment – Leadership and Management – Collaborative Learning

Full Profile

Dr. Jenni Donohoo is a three-time best-selling author, former teacher and professional learning facilitator with more than two decades of experience in leading school change and reform. She completed her doctorate in 2010, with her final dissertation focused on developing and supporting metacognition in adolescent students. Alongside her consultation work since then, Jenni has designed and taught Experienced Principals’ Courses for the Ontario Principals Council as well as additional qualification courses for the University of Windsor.

She currently operates as founder and director of school improvement Praxis-Engaging ideas inc in her homeland of Canada. With a past post as president of Learning Forward Ontario, Jenni also serves on secondment to the Ontario Ministry of Education, with a focus on improving curriculum and assessment policy. She also works closely with the Council of Ontario Directors of Education, where she works alongside system and school leaders to improve the quality of professional learning in her district.


- Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning (2016)
- Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitator’s Guide to School Improvement (2013)
- Quality Implementation: Leveraging Collective Efficacy to Make “What Works” Actually Work (2019)
- The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry (2016)

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