Category - Events

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Networked Improvement Communities: Bryk lectures Bristol 2014
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Complexity and Pedagogy – Shanghai Workshop
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2013 SCLL Seminar Series: Leadership, Learning and Social Justice
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LearningEmergence team at Stanford July 1-5
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Parent Yarns—Learning Together: parent engagement in Australian schools

Networked Improvement Communities: Bryk lectures Bristol 2014

‘Making Systems Work – whether in healthcare, education, climate change, or making a pathway out of poverty – is the great task of our generation as a whole’ and at the heart of making systems work is the problem of complexity.  Prof Tony Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,  spent a week with people from the Learning Emergence network, leading a Master Class for practitioners, delivering two public lectures and participating in a consultation on Learning Analytics Hubs in Networked Improvement Communities  (background).  A key idea is that in order to engage in quality improvement in any system, we need to be able to ‘see the system as a whole’ and not just step in and meddle[…]

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Complexity and Pedagogy – Shanghai Workshop

Ruth, Chris and I have just spent an extraordinary week in Shanghai in an intensive, highly ’emergent’ workshop designed to reimagine educational systems (research and practice) as complex adaptive systems. The event was hosted graciously by East China Normal University (Institute of Schooling Reform & Development), a Key Research Institute in the University of National Educational Ministry. We partnered with Prof. Li Jiacheng at ECNU as it became clear that our visions and values for systemic learning systems design are closely aligned. With further backing from University of Auckland, participants were invited from New Zealand, Australia, China and UK. ECNU’s ground-breaking work is led by Prof. Ye Lan (CCTV interview), who is shaping national policy on reforming the school system[…]

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2013 SCLL Seminar Series: Leadership, Learning and Social Justice

We are kicking off the new seminar series in style with two Visiting Professors, John West-Burnham and Howard Green both members of the Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 35 BERKELEY SQUARE, BRISTOL 30th October 2013,  1700-1830     This seminar will explore the issues and implications of seeing education, and leadership in education, as key protagonists in the search for social justice and equity as essential elements of democratic society. The central question is “To what extent is it the role of educators to become socially active in addressing issues of social disadvantage and working to ameliorate the negative influence of a divided and divisive society?” The seminar will start with the exchange of ideas[…]

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LearningEmergence team at Stanford July 1-5

The LearningEmergence team are prepping for the upcoming Learning Analytics Summer Institute, Stanford University (July 1-5). We’ll be running one of the workshops, exploring with colleagues from Stanford and many other places the emerging topic of Dispositional Learning Analytics. Speaker lineup, abstracts, discussion papers and resources… Tune into the LASI plenaries via the online webcasts/replays, and connect with the global network of LASI-Locals running in parallel!

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Parent Yarns—Learning Together: parent engagement in Australian schools

During 2012, Australia’s largest children’s’ charity—The Smith Family—organised a series of parent/school engagement activities in Northern Territory schools that aimed to skill parents to confidently communicate with each other and collaborate with school staff to resolve student issues. Known as Parent Yarns—Learning Together, these sessions were facilitated by ViTaL partners, Julianne Willis and Marilynn Willis, who introduced the concept of ‘effective lifelong learning’ in considering how parents can best support their children to succeed at school.  The Smith Family’s vision is to support communities in   improving life outcomes for disadvantaged Australian children, with a particular focus on the challenges of working in Northern Territory schools where over 40 per cent of students are Indigenous. Seminar with Tess McPeake from[…]

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