Building a system’s capacity to improve: what does it take?

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Why innovation and research in education need each other

That innovation and research are often positioned as in tension with each other in education is not necessarily surprising. Innovation is focused on the new whereas research, as Dewey tells us, is inherently backwards looking, able to tell us what has worked but not what works or what will work (although I would argue that …

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Reflections on knowledge from and with an exceptional teacher

I recently received a series of emails from a truly talented teacher (I have been lucky enough to spend some time in her classroom), who has over thirty years of experience teaching. In her first email, she described how her beliefs around knowledge had been challenged as a result of being part of a professional …

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Talk to Education Hub report launch: ‘On Knowledge: Towards understandings of place(s), space(s) and role(s) of knowledge in and for education’.

Dr Jenny Ritchie, Victoria University of Wellington   Congratulations to Nina and the other contributors to this report. In our busy lives it is so very useful to take time to reflect on such important questions as to our understandings regarding our roles as educators, and our understandings of the places, spaces and roles of …

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Building a system’s capacity to improve: what does it take?

Nina Hood In The Education Hub’s recently released report, The Quest for Scale: achieving system-wide innovation and improvement in education, we present a new paradigm for achieving system-wide achievement and change in education in New Zealand, networked improvement. Network improvement rejects the traditional one-size fits all, programatic approach to scale, in favor of a focus …

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