Professors Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas address the fundamental questions: what are the desired outcomes of learning for each individual school? What kinds of teaching and learning will deliver those outcomes? And what kind of leadership will create those kinds of teaching and learning? In providing a structure and stimulus for answering these questions, the authors clearly explain and integrate much relevant work by international thinkers and leaders in education. Their analysis explains many of the ways in which our education system needs to change. It examines alternative approaches and gives guidance on how school leaders can integrate them into successful pedagogic leadership.
Redesigning Schooling is a series of booklets that challenges schools to improve practice and innovate for change in every aspect of the system. The six-part series is designed to help identify the big questions in education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we can make our education system world class.
With Redesigning Schooling, educators are urged to consider best practice in six areas of schooling: teaching and learning; student impact; parental engagement; curriculum design; assessment design; and collaboration between schools. The ideas and approaches put forward in the series can be adopted at an individual or school level. In each book, educators are encouraged to make choices based on the courage of their convictions about what is right for their learners and to spread their ideas across their networks and beyond.