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Transformation in education sector: what will it look like?

Transformation in education sector: what will it look like?

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  • What I’ve Learned Since Writing Wounded By School Kirsten Olson 10.17.12 Prepared for Steve Hargadon interviewhttp://www.stevehargadon.com/2012/10/wednesday- live-kirsten-olson-on-wounded.html
  • Message was originallyembargoed, dangerous. Now much more accepted.
  • • Joel Klein: “No one says K-12 is doing a great job.” (September 2012, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
  • Fundamental Problem Still Unsolved• School toxic to many individuals in it-- children and adults• Resource-wasteful, time-sucking, personally destructive• Turns people off to learning• Systems completely outmoded, floundering
  • Pockets of brilliance all over the country• Self-Enhancement Academy in Portland, OR• Minnesota New Country School, Henderson MN• NYC iSchool• Urban Academy NYC• Big Picture School, South Burlington VT
  • How do we put this brilliance together?• Organizing• Showcasing• Reclaiming the “values” conversation• What is the moral purpose of school?
  • IDEA Values (For School)• Courage/Bravery• Justice• Open-mindedness• Love of learning• Capacity for perspective-taking• Compassion
  • 3 Big Paradoxes•Pleasure of learning...will lead us to dotough intellectualstuff
  • 2. As “education” becomes untetheredfrom school, place andcommunity will matter more
  • 3. We need to invest more in community/”place” (humans learn incommunity) in face of worldwide learning
  • What I’ve Come To Believe
  • 1. Sector transformation won’t be a one-way, but dozens of ways• “Here comes everybody”• Grown in communities• Grown out of core values and what we think makes life meaningful• A “meteor shower” not a blacksmith’s anvil
  • 2. Learning really is rocket science• Every brain is different• Brain incredibly plastic• Profoundly influenced by emotion, context of learning• Explosion of neurobiological knowledge also explodes old-fashioned school
  • 3. State control of content will diminish• Yet commitment to places of caring for young people should increase• Radical redefinition of role of “teacher”• We will increasingly teach/model/coach how to learn
  • 4. “Choice” masks cynical individualism• Market solutions privilege the already privileged• Reclaim the moral commitment to children/young adults• Make the moral conversation part of the discourse• Caring is cool, caring is effective
  • Educational centers become• Places of hospitality, community “hearths”• Places of intellectual exploration• Places of inspiration and positivity• Places of creativity and perspective-taking• Focus on what is best in human beings