Designing and Leading the Future School: A Cross-cultural by Clive Dimmock

By Clive Dimmock

Faculties are anticipated and challenged to accomplish scholar results commensurate with the skills of all scholars, yet few are able to this. This e-book demonstrates that current tuition constructions and tactics have to be redesigned, and indicates methods of reforming faculties to reinforce scholar results. the writer means that a holistic procedure that integrates all aspects of college lifestyles - studying, instructing, curriculum, institution constructions, assets, management and administration - is required. a realistic and coherent version is used, underpinned via examine proof of what works and the way practitioners can observe most sensible perform to advancements for pupil results.

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They feed back to the school goals for a check on consistency, and may even instigate a modification of the goals. 5, which attempts to model the flows and linkages in a school and system environment of restructuring and improved student outcomes. Four levels are recognized: system, whole school, classroom and an intermediate level linking school and classroom. Part of the framework focuses on functions at system level, such as system goal setting, monitoring and reviewing, and regulating and legislating for social justice.

Through backward mapping, the design process starts with the expression of intended outcomes; in this case, student learning outcomes. The beginning goal and the final outcome are then one and the same. Learning is most effective when it is goal-directed. The interface between student learning outcomes (goals, skills or competencies, which may be expressed in cognitive, affective and behavioural terms) and learning per se, is critical in raising to pre-eminence the strategies by which learning is promoted.

Finally, in the summary and conclusions, the importance of societal culture is introduced Designing learning-centred schools 17 as a factor in questioning the cross-cultural transferability of many policies, theories and practices of relevance to school design. Precepts for School Design What would schools geared to effective teaching and learning for all students look like? This is a far more difficult question to address than it seems, because existing practice in schools departs markedly from many of the principles underlying effective teaching and learning.

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