The report is a response to the somewhat contested place knowledge currently holds in schools and education. It explores the various conceptualisations and roles of knowledge in education through a series of eight short chapters written by guest contributors on topics including: philosophical approaches to knowledge; knowledge and the curriculum; knowledge in early childhood education; Māori knowledge in education; and open knowledge.
This report is a critical investigation into the literature on scale and scaling in education and whether an alternative paradigm for achieving improvement at scale in education is required. It further explores whether current structures and policies in New Zealand, particularly Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, could facilitate a networked improvement approach to spur sustained, systemic improvement and innovation.
This white paper explores the absence of a built-for-purpose R&D system in education that supports the generation, dissemination and application of usable knowledge to foster system-wide innovation and improvement in our schools. The paper proposes 10 principles that should guide and underpin a new knowledge system in education and explores how the work of The Education Hub could support this agenda.