In the message of the closing keynote address at the Education Leadership Conference in KL, Malaysia, Australian educator, Greg Whitby urged us to write and tell a new narrative for education. It’s a message I have long urged, because we must shatter the old teacher-directed, seat-time and test-score measured story of the industrial age. I believe that the story must be short, simple, and something you can recite in an elevator.
This is my task today, to tell that story, as a perfect storm of converging conditions. There are three conditions that are brand new, and each points to a new way of accomplishing education. It focuses more on the work, literacies, and habits of learning, and the environments and experiences that facilitate them.
- Harnessing the Perfect Storm – handouts
- Backchannel transcript is here