Have you joined the tech revolution?

Governments, including here in New Zealand, frequently rely on OECD data to guide policy-making decisions. In recent years, that data has largely been from PISA (you can access the 2012 topline results for science, reading and maths here) and TALIS surveys. In the last few years, reliance on OECD data has come under scrutiny for being too narrow in its […]

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Voice and Choice: Growing great citizens for a connected world

The following notes were the basis for my recent keynote to a large cluster of Whanganui schools, with thanks for the opportunity to speak with nearly 300 teachers. Over the past years we have become aware that ‘one size fits all’ no longer fits anyone, that the ‘industrial models’ of education – legacy thinking – are being rapidly debunked […]

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Harnessing the power of connectedness | Growing adaptive experts #ConnectAU15

I recently presented one of the sessions at #ConnectAU15, a huge expo focused on futures thinking and connected practices, with one summit devoted to Connected Education. I’ve blogged about the other themes here: Keynote: Don Tapscott Keynote: Sebastian Thrun Pipelines for education Robotics for the future Below are the notes from my session which focused […]

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Networks to drive change | Knowledge Seminar with Anthony S. Bryk

Anthony S Bryk was a guest of the Ministry of Education and University of Auckland. This was a Knowledge Seminar held for the education sector in Wellington. HIs most recent publication: Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better Bryk began by highlighting the genius of randomization. When we isolate one factor and […]

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Leading Quality Change with Michael Fullan | Knowledge Seminar series

This post is a summary of the key points from Michael Fullan’s recent Knowledge Seminar, hosted by the Ministry of Education. Fullan kicked off by referencing Professional Capital as Accountability (newly published) and other publications and work such as ‘Stratosphere’ – check out his home page for full works. He argued that: Accountability reform can be counter productive, and […]

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