Actually, it’s about education, training and LEARNing. It’s for educators and teachers who are interested in making a real difference to the lives of their students, their colleagues and their organisations – basically, people who are interested in “doing business” differently in education.
People in education are often divided into two categories – “the thinkers” and “the doers”. We are also grouped into categories based on who we do business with – primary, secondary, tertiary. There are other classifications such as “teachers”, “administrators” and “support staff”. And, then…there’s the various disciplines or sub-sectors – mathematics, engineering, literature, ELT – to name but a few.
Traditionally, many of our discussions have been about “TEACHing”. The problem here is that these “conversations” have been based on a “design flaw” (Barr and Tagg, 1995) and “TEACHing” is still the dominant paradigm that governs our structures, practices and behaviours (the way we “do business”) – across all the classifications people have for us.
This “design flaw” confuses the means and ends in education – and keeps all of us apart.
What we need is more “thinking doers” who come together – across the lines that have been drawn in the sand (or the “schoolyard”) – to talk about “what really matters” in education.
LEARNing – student LEARNing, educator LEARNing, institutional LEARNing!
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