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Published on July 24, 2008

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Change Management : Change Management Factors of Change. Types of School Change. Ways of School Change.” 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society/ All Children 1 Warming UP (Ind. 5 min.) : Warming UP (Ind. 5 min.) 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 2 In his book “Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within and Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results,” 1996 Robert Quinn wrote: “Change: It's a matter of life or slow death.” He clarifies this quote later in the following passage: “Deep change assumes that one person can change the larger system or organization in which he or she exists. … When we have successfully experienced a deep change, it inspires us to encourage others to undergo a similar experience. We are all potential change agents. As we discipline our talents, we deepen our perceptions about what is possible. … We must continually choose between deep change or slow death.” What do you think about these ideas? Please discuss Slide 3: 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 3 Discuss in GROUPS (20 min): What is a reform? What is innovation? How is a reform different from innovation? To Sum UP : To Sum UP 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 4 All three terms are about the process of improvement. Innovations involve fragment, cosmetic changes, reforms are different in scope; they involve systemic alterations. Change is a result of the reform or innovation.   Change is a result of the reform or innovation.   Definitions:   A Reform is an Action to improve social or economic conditions without radical or revolutionary change.   An Innovation is the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; a creation, resulting from study and experimentation.   A change is the act, process, or result of altering or modifying; a transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another. Stop & Ponder : Stop & Ponder 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 5 What kinds of change, reform innovations do you think exist or do you know, what have you observe, experienced? Encountered in practice? What are characteristics, propositions of change? Share 7 Propositions of Change: : 7 Propositions of Change: 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 6 Change is learning - loaded with uncertainty. Change is a journey, not a blueprint. Problems are our friends. Change is resource-hungry. Change requires the power to manage it. Change is systemic. All large-scale change is implemented locally. Fullan and Miles, 1992 propose the following 7 propositions of Change: Who initiates the Change? : Who initiates the Change? 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 7 Why is it difficult to accept change? What are challenges and problems caused by change? School is forced to change by the innovators. Innovators are always ahead of time and against status quo. Slide 8: 7/24/2008 Nature of Schools and Society 8 Explore the sites about the innovative educators. and report back to the class: Group 1: Maria Montessori http://www.michaelolaf.net/1CW312MI.html Group 2: Lev Vygotsky , Jerome Bruner http://www.massey.ac.nz/~alock//virtual/project2.htm http://au.geocities.com/vanunoo/Humannature/bruner.html Group 3: Paulo Friere http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-freir.htm , http://faculty.dwc.edu/wellman/Friere.htm Explore the time and dominant theory against which the innovator proposed a change. What his/her main educational concepts, ideas were, contributions to schooling/education. What life conditions, character traits made the contributions to change possible

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