By OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
OECD economies have skilled the transformation from their conventional commercial base to the data period, during which studying and innovation are relevant. but, lots of present day colleges haven't stuck up: they proceed to function as they did within the past many years of the 20 century. This ebook summarises and discusses key findings from the training sciences, laying off gentle at the cognitive and social procedures that may be used to revamp school rooms to lead them to powerful studying environments. It explores concrete examples in OECD nations, from replacement colleges to precise situations in Mexico, within which the actors are seeking for to wreck the mildew and fully grasp the foundations rising from studying technology examine. The ebook additionally asks how those insights can motivate academic reform for the data period, during which optimising studying is the using objective and within which innovation is either the common catalyst of swap and the defining consequence.
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THE SEARCH FOR INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Bentley launches another potential response: perhaps the resilience of education systems lies in their peculiar flexibility. Rather than the formal, rational objectives and accountabilities of institutional systems, much recent thinking about the nature of social and economic behaviour has focused on the evolution of complex adaptive systems. Human behaviour is adaptive in that it continuously adjusts to changing environments and new experience, even without conscious decision-making.
THE SEARCH FOR INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS – 39 necessarily meet the demands of the knowledge society of the 21st Century, for the reasons outlined at the beginning of this chapter. Tom Bentley (Chapter 9) maintains that with few exceptions, the basic approach to reform across OECD countries revolves around the same governance paradigm and the on-going dominance of public bureaucracies. For him, the aim of the reform strategy has been to ensure that each school has an appropriately focused strategy for improving its own performance all within a single system of governance and accountability.
It powerfully shapes the form, function and culture of assessment. Alternative schools focus on individual children and their specific talents, interests, learning styles and speeds. Social comparison between children is discouraged and for that reason so are traditional forms of testing and summative assessments. Instead, they tend to focus on individual and criterion-referenced forms of assessment, such as learning reports, learning logs and portfolios, in which students document and reflect their own learning.
Innovating to Learn, Learning to Innovate by OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop