decision process in transforming education
The central reason for transforming education is to optimise
the achievement and success of every learner. For this reason
it is essential that all decisions are based on understanding
the needs of learning and teaching processes and the school
community that nurtures them.
In order to determine the nature of the transformation we first
Consider the main characteristics of 'transformed education'
and decide which approaches are most suitable for our school
Consider the main educational, statutory, organisational and
change-management issues that we need to take account of in
making the decision about approaches.
Decide which of the options for the use of ICT will best enable
and support the approaches to transformed education we have
decided upon, and are affordable and manageable.
Decide the priority order for implementing the required ICT
and the changes that it will enable and support.
Then, as a point of principle, we need to answer the question:
"In the decisions we need to make, are we prepared
to put the learner first?"