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Entries from February 2012

Transforming Education

February 1st, 2012 · Comments

Education reform has been piecemeal and haphazard rather than focused and strategic and those responsible for policy making have failed to engage key stakeholders - learners, parents and practitioners.

In this Podcast Tony Breslin will lead us in a discussion around the need to transform education rather than make inadequate piecemeal reforms.

Why do we need to transform education? Our Educational system was built for a different age: where deference defined relationships between young and old and teacher and learner, where society and its institutions offered a degree of social stability (albeit, one that was often parochial and restrictive) that the post modern era cannot match, where the drivers of change were predictable and less dynamic than forces such as globalization and the information revolution are today.

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