The manifesto “Education for change – change for education” identifies four areas where action is desirable:
1. Access to renewed knowledge
2. Pedagogical and educational relationship
3. The serene exercise of the profession
4. School in society – society in school?
This mapping exercise was done as part of the intensive trainer course of the Pestalozzi Programme in February 2015.
Participants were asked – in a process of individual selection and consensus building first in groups of three and then in groups of six - to identify the most pressing actions needed as well as their favourite action (disposition towards carrying out this action) per thematic area.
It could be argued that in situations where the identified pressure spots and favourite actions coincide the chances for actual change are higher.
In this group such overlap concerned in particular the following issues
- Observing with confidence, curiosity and professionalism the changing sources of knowledge and recognizing the multiple places of information as valid sources for the acquisition of knowledge and skills
- Considering school as a whole (playgrounds, classrooms, canteen, documentation centre...) and as a place of social life
- Reducing the tension on the following issue: How to assess in the context of results-based management? How to articulate short-term results with long-term education processes?
- Starting a debate on societal priorities for school
Here is the detailed outcomes MAPPING ACTIONS
And in case you would like to do a similar exercise in your professional context I upload the detailed plan with instructions for the session here SESSION OUTLINE
Are your priorities similar or do you feel that in your professional context other actions are more pressing?