|Good ideas spread like a benign virus|
There are times when something beyond our comprehension emerges with the power to spread and change the world; whether we like it or not.
Central planners can plan away happily only to find all their best work undone by new ideas that simply emerge as part of stress on the environment or even in response stifling conditions imposed by the ‘central experts’ themselves.
This is happening at the present as we ‘morph’ into a post modern world of ideas and creativity leaving behind the
|Are we to easliy led?|
In education the language is changing from ‘top down’ educational reform to total educational transformation affecting and arising from all levels. When this is eventfully realized it will result in dramatic changes of direction. For the innovative in any area it will a time of real excitement – for most a period of stress, confusion or the fighting of rear guard battles to preserve the past.
In education antiquated educational cultures and structures are increasingly being found wanting and becoming part of the problem.
But to achieve these schools will need ‘permission to innovate’ – and this provides a clue for new a role for central bureaucrats. Schools will need to be helped to develop the ‘capacity’ to develop and share ideas and to be aware of others ‘best practices’
When this is realized it will result in the development of a transformed total learning system and as part of this a new relationship for schools with central government and with other schools – even within schools. No longer will centrally imposed ‘directives be of any use.
Schools will need to develop, and value, the ‘intellectual
|Schools need to share their capital|
Every school and teacher will need to develop the ‘capacity’ to innovate and share; teachers will need to ‘work smarter not harder’ by sharing ‘best practices’.
|Let's start sharing ideas|
The future requires everyone to continue learning – and to be a part of an organic learning community. Schools will be vital part of this transformation.
When realized it will be as if there had been a ‘learning epidemic’ – ideas will spread and mutate as if a benign virus.