Supporting a system that
Supporting a system that learns
Author: Judy Newcombe
In their recent provocative article "Reviving the Flames of Excellence: Igniting a System that Learns" the authors (M Absolum, A Carlisle, M Chamberlain) have identified the key elements of an education system that delivers on our collective equity and excellence aspirations. They explore the critical use of progressions, agency and formative assessment so that teachers develop deep understanding of the curriculum and are able to "teach and respond to learners in a knowledgeable and adaptive way to progress their learning". They support learners and their whanau to develop insight into what is known and what are their next steps in ways that "do not destroy the motivation of the student, that leave the student just as motivated to return to school the next day, and the next."