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    Tessa Gray
    Key themes from uLearn17 to inspire innovation
    7 November
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    In this recent CORE blog, CHANGE, BELIEFS, AND THE ‘F’ WORDS, Derek Wenmoth has summed up the key ideas and overarching themes from uLearn17 into three sub-themes – change, beliefs and the F words. There’s some comforting reassurance for us as educators, that we are in a great state of change and that;

    Coping with uncertainty requires everyone involved to accept that they may not have the answers, and more importantly, to realise that the answer is more likely to reside with the collective rather than in the mind of a single individual (i.e., the leader).

    While we don’t have all the answers, it is important to realise any change starts with us and in particular - our beliefs.

    Derek WenmothAnd the last idea that Derek touched on is the notion of failure – more importantly the process of learning through failure. With a busy curriculum, there’s just no time for failure in schools, and yet learning from mistakes and finding different solutions is a fundamental part of the learning process.

    With a potential change in policy around National Standards, schools are starting to talk more about the freedom to explore a rich, localised curriculum again. How can some of these themes from uLearn17 inspire innovative teaching and learning at your place in 2018? We'd love to hear more...

     

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