The education revolution is at the core of a rapidly changing world filled with new problems as well as exciting new possibilities to tackle major challenges in the economy and society. As outlined in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, among the challenges facing all nations are two educational goals:
- Equity and excellence in education and schooling
- Opportunities for all young people to become:
- Successful learners
- Confident and creative individuals
- Active and informed citizens.
Developments in three key areas (as depicted in the diagram below) are the means of achieving these two major goals. There is also a basic condition: new resources and facilities. All of this adds up to an education revolution that will profoundly affect every aspect of education and schooling and every aspect of the economy and society.
In sum, this four-part framework includes:
- Shared decision making - system leaders, governance and self-management in schools
- Powerful learning for all - the mix of pedagogy, new technologies and curriculum reform
- Partnerships for change - real teams and partnerships, K-20 education and performance
- Resources and facilities - the resources and facilities required to make the above happen.
The framework is grounded in reality. It is built around the good practice of principals, teachers, parents, students, school councils and boards and universities and colleges. It is also informed by current research as well as new policy thinking in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Breaking down the parts of the framework into ten high impact changes, each is is described in the following way:
- What the change means
- A case study
- An action checklist
FOR THIS INFORMATION, CLICK ON ANY OF THE TEN AREAS IN THE DIAGRAM ABOVE.