The presenation explored a new imaginary for schooling and education, networked learning, the need for disciplined innovation and possibilities for developing next practice. These were concepts that I developed as a result of my Churchill Fellowship.
As a result of the presentation and discussions there are a few thoughts that emerged:
- there is a need for courageous leadership in schools and systems
- focusing on what I have to do (compliance, regulations, etc.) limits the possibilities of what I could do to transform learning and schooling
- networking is important for developing possibilities, ideas and ways forward that transcend the system
- individual schools can move forward towards excellence/greatness more quickly than systems can.