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Culture vs Strategy

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“In the agricultural era, schools mirrored a garden. In the industrial era, classes mirrored the factory, with an assembly line of learners. In the digital-information era, how will learning look?” Lucy Dinwiddie Global Learning & Executive Development Leader, General Electric The urgency to develop relevant forms of 21st century leadership exists, as continued application of  20th century management practices will eventually incapacitate society. Positional leaders must transform schools from the assembly-line-of-learners era to the digital-information era.  The future of societal progression is dependent on school leaders being able to directly shift their learning goals towards the era. If societal progression is to occur, schooling must not be maimed by yester-century retro-like industrialised management practices. Within this era industrialised management practices will manufacture diminished potential.  Diminish human potential in schools and society will stride towards a diminis…

PISA Rankings - lets look at Innovation

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Australia is now heading towards an idea BOOM

Our economy is transitioning away from the mining boom The record commodity prices that drove growth are now receding. Our future growth will depend on a different type of boom –an ideas boom.
In 2009 PISA identified 23 out of the 54 countries as  “innovation-driven” economies, Australia was ranked 8 in the Ranking of 23 “Innovation-driven” economies by 2009 PISA math scores
AND as an “Innovation-driven” economies  (% of people confident in their ability for entrepreneurship). Australia is ranked 6th
As a leading Math score country and leading Innovation-driven country Australia's Education System is achieving - good standards Maths and good Standards Innovation.


Graphs from Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship: PISA, TIMSS, and Confidence 

Why do we focus on one aspect of PISA?
In the latest OECD league table, Australia is ranked 14th behind Poland (11th), Vietnam (12th) and Germany (13th). (rankings show Australia slipping)

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Digital literacy and participatory multimodal media

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Schools are the engine house of the future however there is disconnect between workplace expectations, and students' in-school and out-of-school learning experiences.
This discussion is about 'cultures of learning' and engaging 21st century students through innovative programs.

A personal story.

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Upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

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I just upgraded my ASUS laptop (N53S) to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus



After upgrading I followed the tips  from OMGUBUNTU



and I Feel Good

#forgetwindows

Godin vader

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Godin vader It is so easy to fall into battle.
It takes time to realise respect.
in daydreams I forget the grind.
in stress I embrace the grip.
How easy it is to not know yourself.
Whilst busily manipulating the enemy we forget our own bleeding.
it just seems easier to forget yourself in moments of battle.


Visible Learning Quotes

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Students see yourself as your own teacher

Failure is part of success

Think, question imagine, create, struggle, collaborate, try, fail, persist, reflect change

DATA

Learning ACTION needs positive vision

Enable students' creative capacity

Teachers learn about your own teaching

Albert's tips - curiosity, perseverance, focus, imagine, make, live, create, learn & play

Study, love and stay close to nature