term two 2010
eDscapes professional conference 2011
eDscapes’ themes are leadership, engagement and professional activism. Join us in Wellington, 18-20 April, next year and hear keynotes from Ben Levin, Judyth Sachs and Christine Richmond.
Each term the PIU will preview one conference theme – this term it’s leadership for learning…
Preview of Ben Levin's thoughts on leadership for change in education
Ben Levin talks about the need for overarching strategy and for collaboration for the public good that is education. In this article “Reform without (much) rancor” Ben argues that effective change can be implemented within schools (as opposed to being enforced on them) and outlines the theory of change used successfully in Ontario.
Reform without (much) rancor [PDF 15 pages]
Ben Levin writes about “Building student voice for school improvement” here in a chapter describing work done in Manitoba to examine the role of student voice in leading change in schools.
Building student voice for school Improvement [MSWord 16 pages]
More of Ben Levin’s writing can be found at the University of Toronto website - Department of theory and policy studies in Education
Student voice and curriculum development in Aotearoa
Leadership for learning is about collaboration and inclusion, as well as direction-setting and vision.
NZCER offers new research findings from its FACE programme, about how curriculum planning can be enhanced through thoughtful utilisation of student voice – this is shared leadership for 21st century teaching and learning. The article is called “Better than a professional? Students as co-contributors to educational design”