The 12 steps to transform an outdated model
These 12 steps are developed in full, with excellent examples
from around the world, in chapter 13 of The Learning Revolution, 1999's
best-selling international book, by Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette
- Plan schools as life-long, year-round community resource
- Ask your customers first: your students and parents.
- Guarantee customer success and satisfaction.
- Cater to all intelligence traits and all learning styles.
- Use the world's best teaching, study and learning methods
- Invest in your key resource: teachers as facilitators.
- Make everyone a teachers as well as a student.
- Plan a four-part curriculum, with personal growth, lifeskills
and learning-how-to-learn linked with all content.
- Change the assessment system.
- Use tomorrow's technology.
- Use your entire community as a resource.
- Give everyone the right to choose.
It seems to us that
any sensible vision should include these factors:
continual learning will be a fact of life for everyone.
that context, everyone should be encouraged to plan his or her
own curriculum for life.
there is no one right way to teach or learn, there are many
techniques to enable anyone to learn faster, better, smarter.
And an open-minded search for new ideas is central to
tomorrow's world, and central to tomorrow's schools.
state or country also has different school-health
relationships, administrative systems, teacher training
programs. And, as in any other field, progress will often
depend on the vision and drive of individual leaders:
principals, teachers, parents, administrators and political
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