Self-organised schools. Educational leadership and innovative learning enviroments

Self-Organised Schools: Educational Leadership and Innovative Learning Environments describes the results of the research we carried out at 14 Italian schools that highlight how there is a positive correlation between the capabilities of school self-organization and the innovativeness of learning environments: in other words, the more self-organized schools are, the more innovative learning environments are.
The results of this work are part of the strand of research of bottom-up emergency and self-organization, an extremely fruitful trend as shown by Sugata Mitra, the founder of the Self-Organized Learning Environments, according to whom, “education is a self-organized system where learning is an emerging phenomenon”. This book gives new insights into self-organization studies and, most of all, the idea that change – organizational and educational innovation – sparks from the bottom.
This book is aimed specifically at school principals of all levels, scholastic reformers, educational scholars and organization and management consultants who want to innovate learning and management of learning. These actors will benefit from the critical information drawn from more than 30 different learning environments worldwide, 14 schools that self-organize, and two frameworks – and two ready-to-use questionnaires – measuring the innovativeness of a learning environment and the capability of a school to self-organize. Self-organization is the most fascinating future of innovative principals.

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Autore: De Toni A. F. , De Marchi S.
Edizione: 2022
Editore: Routledge. Taylor and Francis Group
Numero pagine: 293