I have arrived in Beijing and naturally I am existing in a non Facebook, social networking free zone. While on the surface there is not a condoned practice, the young people of China have created there own loops around such blocks. And so have I. Just learnt about VPN servers.
This post is about communicating as much as testing the communications tools.
Indonesia, International congress of school effectiveness and school improvement and the young people of Yogyakarta. A Summary.
Through out the educational debates, reflections, symposiums and paper sessions, I challenged a number of historic notions of where education, practice and research fits. My view is that educational innovation appears to exist despite itself. Dialogue around doing things better, school improvement, school effectiveness appears, more often than not to be discussed in a vacuum, beyond the walls of the class room in many cases. Educational talk appeared to miss the overwhelming contextual factors of the modern world hurtling at teachers like a massive fast speed electro magnet train. There was an element of ‘real world’ missing. Or was it just as educators we have not yet established the sync… With what needs to be done and what is being done. This will be the crux of leadership to build outstanding world class global schools.
The “real’ world in the schools we visited is alive and well.
Love the photos – seems like an amazing opportunity – would love to hear about it when you return.