What would happen if we all had the confidence to try something new?
We know our students’ world is ever-changing so we can’t stand still.
Today’s students want an education that meets their individual needs, and opportunities that connect them to what is happening around the globe. They challenge us to be innovative and to make learning environments more exciting, challenging and rewarding.
Students inhabit a borderless world offering limitless connection, data and mobility. They can choose to access knowledge and participate in dialogue on a global scale. They need education delivered in ways that are compatible with and support their world-view and their bond with communication technology.
Now, we need a bigger ambition than improving education.
We have the opportunity to involve families and communities in the way young people learn, because learning forums are so much more open, transparent and collaborative. We can use technology more creatively to move beyond classroom walls and we can transform education with completely new ways to learn new skills.
Innovation is about doing things in new or different ways. It may range from continuous improvement of existing practices through to transformation of how we achieve goals or rethinking what those goals are.
Whether it is continuous improvement or complete transformation, the goal is the same – to build future practice that is better than the past.
For some ideas to spark your thinking, see: Inspire Me
For examples of innovation from Victorian educators, see: Examples of Innovation