E Change- a manifesto!

Education is a highly complex endeavour. To create an E-Change requires a systemic and systematic rethink, and re-actioning of education. This is my attempt to begin that process. We need:

  1. An understanding of the purpose of schools and multiple learning environments.
  2. A sophisticated, systemic awareness of the world around us and how to live in harmony with it to provide a CONTEXT for teaching.
  3. A multi-platform of environment, technology and wellness driving education into the future to provide the PROCESS by which we facilitate learning.
  4. An understanding of how deep CONTENT knowledge is immersed in a systems approach to healthy progress.
  5. A systemic and integral approach to improving student and teacher learning
  6. An understanding of minimal exit outcomes and standards for all students, and measuring what matters.
  7. An understanding of how human behaviour is created and how it can be changed.
  8. An individualised, developmental approach to learning for students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators.
  9. An understanding of the broad range of research bases which are impacting education and how to translate these into learning environments and teaching practice.
  10. An understanding of the pragmatic aspects of developmental learning for students and adults, and the requirements and impacts of learning environments
  11. An understanding of Curriculum, how it is constructed, how it is mapped, to achieve alignment with learning environments, pedagogy, and assessment
  12. An understanding of accountability, teacher evaluation, student improvement and the linkages between these.
  13. To understand the responsibilities of being a professional operating within a professional community.
  14. To create multiple entry pathways to the profession
  15. To develop a ‘both, and’ approach rather than ‘either/or’ when discussing strategies.
  16. An understanding of roles and responsibilities and how to actively educate each group of ‘stakeholders’.

About jboydedu

The Australian Centre for Sustainability Literacy is a division of Julie Boyd and Associates, who have been working for three decades to educate students in becoming positively contributing world citizens. We use a careful integration of solid research and evidence from a broad range of fields across education, community, business and leadership to support the 7th Generation concept which says that all decisions need to be made for the benefit of 7 generations forward.
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