Prof Tony Bryk (President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching). He will be providing a one day masterclass, followed by a public lecture on the Design-Educational Engineering and Development (DEED) approach to school improvement. This work has inspired several projects in the UK including a study into student engagement in Oasis Academy John Williams
Professor Tony Bryk
Tony Bryk was a leading figure in the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CSSR). Over twenty years they developed a theoretical and empirical framework which is holistic, participatory and based on understanding that “schools are complex organisations consisting of multiple interacting sub-systems. Each subsystem involves a mix of human and social factors that shape the activities that occur and the meaning that individuals attribute to these events. These social interactions are bounded by various rules, roles and prevailing practices that, in combination with technical resources, constitute schools as formal organisations. In a simple sense, almost everything interacts with everything else”. (2010: 45). Bryk et al went on to identify essential school supports – agents, processes and structures – which were characteristic of improving schools, as measured by student engagement in learning and achievement. Each of these supports, stimulated by leadership, focus on dynamic processes of change and learning and need to be implemented tenaciously and attended to as a whole. They provide an explanation of how the organisation and relational dynamics of a school, including parents and community, interact with work inside its classrooms to advance student learning. Professor Tony Bryk Summary
Professor Bryk’s work in Design Educational Engineering and Development as a framework for sustainable improvement in schools has inspired the Hampshire Teaching Schools Alliance in their project ‘Deep Learning Across Transitions’.
As well as the Master Class Professor Bryk will be doing two public lectures one in Bristol on Wednesday 21st May 2014 17:00 – 1900: University of Bristol Bryk public lecture and one at the University of Winchester on Thursday 22nd May 2014 1700-1900, at the Stripe Auditorium: University of Winchester Bryk public lecture
To book for Bristol : http://bristol.ac.uk/education/events/2014/1031.html
To book for Winchester contact Rhona Rogers at Pioneer.firstname.lastname@example.org