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What Is The Role Of Policies To Facilitate Innovation In Education?
by Enrique Hinostroza - Posted on November 24, 2015 - Latest Activity on April 3, 2017 - 2:48pm

On the one hand, there is the conception that policies need to provide the right incentives and resources to encourage the different actors (teachers, principals, etc...

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On the one hand, there is the conception that policies need to provide the right incentives and resources to encourage the different actors (teachers, principals, etc.) to challenge traditional pedagogical practices and innovate. On the other hand, some argue that educational policy should be deigned to address all the actors in the system; therefore, it is not the appropriate instrument to encourage innovation. Yet another argument is that part of the nature of policies is to provide frames, goals, as well as the direction and path, therefore they act as disincentives for innovation (innovation does not emerge because of a mandate).

Resources:

The Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project of the OECD-CERI

Hargreaves, A., & Fullan, M. (2012). Professional capital: Transforming teaching in every school: Teachers College Press.

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There is no need to have a formal ICT in Education Policy
by Enrique Hinostroza - Posted on January 26, 2017 - Latest Activity on April 5, 2017 - 3:11am

There is no need to have a formal ICT in Education Policy since ICTs are just resources, like a book or similar and digital educational resources should be included...

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There is no need to have a formal ICT in Education Policy since ICTs are just resources, like a book or similar and digital educational resources should be included in the regular provision of materials. Also, the provision of hardware and connectivity should be part of the regular school infrastructure policies. So, there are no reasons to consider that ICTs need a special policy that could conflict with other policies. More so, if they have no impact in students’ learning outcome!!

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