Day 1: Leadership: why is it important, what needs have to be addressed, examples of approach
- Introduction, ice breaking, presentation of programme
- Schools are facing complex transitions that have an impact on all levels and for all stakeholders There are a lot of exciting challenges to be realised such as: developing basic skills, literacy and key competences, thinking skills, language skills and creativity.In addition, the Covid pandemic created an urgence to act immediately and effectively.
- Education in the 21st Century: Competent – Connect – Communicate– Collaboration – Creation – Critical
- Vision and forecasting: our “take on education” seen from the 3 horizons
- GPS method : brainstorm technique to discuss about the innovative gamechangers in educations
- Digital transformation in education: innovations to keep an eye on
- Developing future oriented scenarios and involvement of different stakeholders in education
Day 2: Leading schools into innovation / change: only inspirational and strategic leadership provides a vision and direction towards effectiveness and success in these matters.
- Coaching change processes
- Development of strong vision and making choices
- Kotter’s 8 steps and variations
- School culture andschool organization
- Shared or co-creative leadership – situational leadership – educational leadership – transformational leadership
- Appreciative inquiry
- Sustained and durable leadership
- Processes of innovation – ex. Hype circle Gartner
- Toolbox for leading change _ Tips on how to innovate and still manage the work pressure
- Early adopters
- Nudging – Quick wins instead of big revolutions
- Co-creation methods: world café, scenario writing and storyboarding, design thinking, elevator speech
- Change in infrastructure
- Solution for an authentic urgency
- Qualitative school organisation: communication platform, communication channels, HR…
Day 3: Didactical and pedagogical processes, the course also explores didactical / pedagogical skills for teachers who want to enable dynamic learning in tomorrow’s learning environment based on new learning theories.
- Participants will get to know new teaching and learning methods that address the educational challenges of the future: embedded learning, student centred learning, situated learning, experimental learning, active hybrid learning, SMAC-approach…
- Based on a per-task the needs of the participants will be assembled and the examples will be chosen in line with those needs.
- Study visit to a school, where an observation exercise will be carried out using the newly acquired insights. The observation is based on the ‘Classroom Walkthrough’ methodology.
Day 4: Learning organisations; relation and interaction between leadership, innovation and education quality
The course wants to contribute to the empowerment of schools as learning organisations. During the course sessions we have a look at different aspects of education quality and the role of the school team to achieve good quality.
- Innovation as change, capacity development and change-management skills
- Cyclic systems, Team school golden circle (Simon Sinec)
- Single, double and triple loop learning in learning organizations
- From sharedambitions towards a strategy: professional development plans, co-teaching, brainstorm rooms, mentorship programs, observations…(learning culture), 360° feedback
- Professional development plans in view ofhuman-centred approach and quality of education
- Visualization of educational quality and data-based quality, school data literacy
- Development of personal case
- Transfer exercises
- Presentation of ‘Master Piece’ on own context
- Evaluation, certificates and farewell
Note: A voluntary cultural activity of half a day is planned during the course week. The cost is not included in the course fee.