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This web site has developed from many ideas about the nature
of transformed education, representing the professional experiences
of over 80 Naace members. By classifying those ideas, identifying
the key property of each idea and arranging these properties
in order of recurrence, we have created the Naace
Future Learning Toolkit - a checklist that can
be used to confirm the presence of each key element within a
school's plan for transforming learning. The result represents
a reference point for a Naace consensus about what is meant
by 'Transformed Education', and how it can
be brought about in the School of the Future.
Also on this site are featured additional 'toolkits' designed
by experienced ICT practitioners that focus on the way that
implementing a Learning Platform can
aide the journey to transformation - from the perspective of
a primary school, secondary school and a school leadership team.
The Naace Future Learning Toolkit
- with a mixture of common sense, practical perceptions and
genuine enlightenment - will make interesting reading for all
those commited to making ICT work harder to achieve the aims
of the school. But though many will find this interesting and
useful, some of the individual statements may appear to be impractical
and unachievable in the short term.
This is because our current thinking about quality in regards
to ICT in schools is geared to doing the best we can with what
we have - in the context of the way the school currently operates.
Improvement in this situation is about optimisation.
To aspire to transformation rather than optimisation
will require a systemic rethink of the way that learning is
organised in order that schools can hope to achieve a greater-than-average
impact upon pupil achievement - for every pupil.
This therefore suggests a two step journey:
Prove that we have the right systems in place for getting the
from current ICT provision
Determine how we can rethink the way that we could restructure
so that ICT has a significant and demonstrable
impact on learning.
Self Review Framework will be the starting
point for a school aspiring to transform learning with ICT.
The achievement of the ICT
Mark will be an endorsement that current systems
promoting the use of ICT are operating effectively. This achievement
will also indicate that the school can respond to self-review
and demonstrate leadership in pursuing a vision, and managing
priorities for change.
The second step - towards transformation - will be more challenging.
Schools will need purpose, drive and resources to make systemic
changes to the way that learning is organised, with ICT becoming
pervasive, adaptable, multiplex and efficacious. This may happen
through schools being involved with the Building
Schools for the Future programme, or with the
design of a new school, or because the school leadership and
staff have a strong desire to take a lead with ICT. It is in
these cases that we believe the Naace Future Learning
Toolkit will be most effective - to introduce
innovative insights that will inspire, motivate and provide
stepping stones towards achieving the vision of Transformed