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Education as an ecology


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Education as an ecology

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  2. 2. Kia oratatou...hello all.<br />We liked the metaphor of 'ecology' for education and wanted to tackle the concepts in the quote:<br />“We need to establish a performance-driven culture in every school that rewards excellence, elevates the status of teachers and is positioned to help as many students as possible beat the odds.“<br />We wanted to meld the environmental factors that surrounded teachers, students and leaders as they interfaced with learning.<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Relationships • Whanau/School• Staff/Staff• Staff/Students• Businesses/School• Service Agencies/School• Safety/Protection• Constructivism/co-constructivism• Isolation/Global Connections• Collectivism/Collaboration• Class Sizes• Physical factors (ventilation/lighting/sound/layouts)• IT/Innovations• Gender Mix• Streaming/Mixed Ability• Change – Internal/External• Policy/Process/Systems• Context• Community• Staff Perception• Learner Perception• Community Perception• Diversity – Cultural Need• Curriculum• Regulatory Environment• Time• Pay• Scheduled Planning• Philosophy/Pedagogy• Leadership Styles• Need for Mores as default settings• Trust• Values• Teacher Motivations/Attitudes• Government Policy• NZQA• Compliance• Student Profile• Student Intake• Funding• Top Down/Bottom Up Approach• Thinking Models• Inclusiveness• Openness• Listening• Professional Learning• Employment</li></li></ul><li>We created the following matrix to help organise our thinking from what we've heard. There are two key issues that interplay here: <br />the amount of resourcing required to support the change or innovation, and <br />the extent to which those involved are able to influence the outcome.<br />