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INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS

The past 11 and 12 of July as a part of the third strand of the Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project, five Innovative Cases worked at the OECD hearquarters identifying and analysing concrete examples of innovation in different countries and contexts. These Laboratories of Learning Change represent the most intensive operational part of ILE’s Implementation and Change strand. The ‘laboratory’ systems monitor and actively use ILE project participation to promote the initiative in question and spread innovative change in their own context.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS The participants came from New Zeland, British Columbia, Perou, French Belgium and South Africa. From different contexts and diverse backgrounds, the experts representing each Laboratory worked together during two days in their own initiative. However, the dymanic to present their project started days before since each Laboratory prepared their project according to the tool sent days before by the ILE team. The tool

The purpose of the exercise is explaining what a particular strategy is aiming to do and how it works. The tool helped to clarify the underpinning ‘theory of change’ that explains why it is expected to make the difference in reaching the learners in question in a sustained way. Beyond the July Workshop, however, the graphical representation may be further elaborated by each team on the basis of the feedback each has received in the course of the discussions. Thus, the cards shown below were sent to the participants in advance. They were not limiting and exhaustive and each card will need to be annotated to show what it means in your particular strategy and context. The cards represents the main items from the ILE framework prominently among the cards. However, the participants were free to include whichever of these wider programme items you need to. The laboratories were also free to select those cards that are most relevant to your exclude the cards that were not relevant or also create new cards with different concepts.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS

Day one

All laboratories worked the cards in advance. Thus, during the first activity, the teams simultaneously arranged the cards and annotated them. After their discussion to get their proposal, one member of the team presented it to the other LLC. The challenge was present their iniative in few minutes and achieve a good understanding of their projects so the rest of the LLC could offer them feedback, or a “gift”as was named by Anthony McKay, the facilitator of the meeting.

NEW ZELAND


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS

The first team to present their iniative was New Zeland. The core of their proposal is supported community inside the school. Throgh a model based on evaluation and accountability, the believe that the families and the learnes should be placed at the center. Main findings They argued even if the policies are coneived as good ideas, the problem is the implementation. The challenge is to maintain the idea through all the journey. (NOTES MISSSING)

PHOTO OF THEIR FRAMEWORK


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS Feedback: The fishball

After the presentation, six experts discussed between them about the New Zeland framework. The New Zelanders just listened the conversation while preparing their responses and additional comments for the six members of the fishball. These are the main contributions of the excersise:

Topic Teachers

Observations In some sense, when putting the community and learners at the center, it seeems that teachers were left out of the iniative. It would be imporant to rethink their role within the iniative.

Participants: Jackie Talbot, Brian Annan, Jill Farquharson, Colin Dale.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS FRENCH BELGIUM

They started presenting some figures and statistics about the problematic of repetition in the French Belgium. Specifically, they referred sttiblgy to the halg of the students that repeteas at least one scholar year in their system. The other main factor to build their proposal was thehuge challenge to change the “idea of failure�generated by the last results of PISA and other national assessments. Another feature is that teachers do not use ti work in teams withinf the schools nor between schools. For the laboratory this teacher cukture is a big obstacle to improve students achievement. Finally, the top down policies are something they want to change. Thriugh the engagement of theachers they will try to boost buttom up policies and so, reduce the repeating rates and inequality. Main findings The excluded explicitly the card related to the concept of accountability. The believe that for now, the system does not need more pression around assessment matters.

PHOTO OF THEIR FRAMEWORK


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS

Feedback: One representant from French Belgiun per table Topic Accountabilit y Idea of failure

Observations There should be an element of accountability to know where to go. It goes beyond the projet, it is a change of social values.

Participants

BRITISH COLUMBIA


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS

DAY TWO


INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMETS LABORATORIES OF LEARNING CHANGE PARIS 11-12 JULY, PARIS The shift New Zeland: They feel they are still in isolation but they need help to build a coherent system. French Belgium. They shift to the idea of autoeficacy. In this pace, they will develop the positive evalation, change of cultural failure, networking.

COMING YEAR Tools to be developed • • • • • • •

Possible events (seminars, conferences, visits) Feedback for monitoring notes Publication on September. Remember to the order the pre-publication sold (English and French version) Practicioner guide for the Volume II Film clips Literature reviews about implementation and scaling up Gelp tools

Contacts Send to everybody the contact list of all participants


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