The Systems Centre: Learning and Leadership in the Graduate School of Education and the Faculty of Engineering, brings together educational, corporate and community leaders with researchers, to engage in inter-disciplinary research and development, drawing on systems thinking and complexity theory as tools for understanding and re-designing learning systems and the leadership they need.
The Systems Centre: Learning and Leadership is hosting a series of expert-led open seminars on these themes. The seminars will also provide a foretaste of our new MSc programme in Systems Learning and Leadership, which opens in October 2011 (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/students/masters/sll )
We are delighted that Howard Green, Director of Research and Development at Oasis Academies, formerly Special Adviser on Leadership at the Department of Education, and Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Education, will lead our first session entitled:
‘Rethinking Educational Leadership’
“Has the current paradigm for school leadership, with its focus on professional standards and competencies, taken us as far as it can with our efforts to transform schools? How can systems thinking and processes help us to find answers to some of the complex problems that remain unresolved and often block further progress in schools? The seminar will stimulate thinking and discussion about these questions and propose a refocusing of our approaches to school leadership development.”
The seminar took place at 5.00pm on Thursday 5th May at the Graduate School of Education.