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 […]Read More Have you joined the tech revolution?
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 […]Read More Voice and Choice: Growing great citizens for a connected world
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 […]Read More Harnessing the power of connectedness | Growing adaptive experts #ConnectAU15
This post reflects some of the key sessions from the Connected Education Summit, 22 April 2015, where I was presenting, and some emerging thoughts on the ideas we heard. It was a day aimed far more at the intersection of business and education than at practitioners. We heard from (largely white, middleclass male…) futurists (‘where the world […]Read More Pipelines to the future – Connected Education | #ConnectAU15
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 […]Read More Networks to drive change | Knowledge Seminar with Anthony S. Bryk
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 […]Read More Leading Quality Change with Michael Fullan | Knowledge Seminar series
The new edition of the NMC Horizon report for K-12 for 2014 is just up – and you’re one of the first to know! I was delighted to have been part of the panel that helped develop and refine the report this year. This, in itself, was a fascinating process and you can read more […]Read More NMC Horizon Report | 2014 K-12 Edition out now!
“We need to ask, ‘who benefits?’ in any of the visions of the future we are offered or that we are working towards” (Facer, p. 9) Sometimes I find myself being A Little Bit Concerned. And the more time I spend in the e-learning / digital tech space, the more these niggling worries draw me […]Read More The ethics of digital technologies
Facilitating an online community for a client relies on a careful tightrope walk between the needs of the client and the needs of the community members.Read More Online community facilitation | Jumping off points
The following resources were provided for the participants in my CORE Breakfasts during 2013, across New Zealand… Slides: Resources/links: Pinterest Boards Enabling e-Learning The e-Learning Planning Framework The VLN Groups [Virtual Learning Network] Universal Design for Learning [UDL]Read More CORE Breakfasts 2013 | Effective e-Learning