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The COOL School Debate: Are We Ready for the Future?

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Presentation at 2018 Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) annual conference, 10th March, 2018.

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The COOL School Debate: Are We Ready for the Future?

  1. 1. The COOL School Debate: Are We Ready for the Future?
  2. 2. @mbrownz The COOL School Debate: Are We Ready for the Future?
  3. 3. 1. Clusters 2. COOL Schools 3. Online Examinations Outline….
  4. 4. 1. Clusters
  5. 5. KeyPrinciplesof ProfessionalLearning • Teachers are learners • Must be contextualised • Should be active and engaging • Needs to challenge pedagogical beliefs • Should value the existing knowledge of teachers • Should help build strong communities of practice • Needs to be multi-faceted to meet differing needs • Should recognise important discipline differences • Should embed new technologies in meaningful contexts • Should promote deep and sustainable changes to educational practices which enhance outcomes for learners
  6. 6. Taming or Transforming?
  7. 7. 2. COOL Schools
  8. 8. The COOL Schools Initiative
  9. 9. The COOL Schools Initiative
  10. 10. No Significant Difference
  11. 11. “And we’ve got to bring on the competition — open the schoolhouse doors and let parents choose the best school for their children. Education reformers call this school choice, charter schools, vouchers, even opportunity scholarships. I call it competition — the American way.” Donald Trump, in his book “The America We Deserve”
  12. 12. 3. Online Examinations
  13. 13. Final remarks…
  14. 14. Final remarks…
  15. 15. @mbrownz Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you
  16. 16. 2019 Conference Dublin
  17. 17. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon

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