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Title: Changing curriculum, changing minds: The challenge of leading through the curriculum implementation


1
Changing curriculum, changing minds The
challenge of leading through the curriculum
implementation
  • Jennifer Garvey Berger
  • 22 August 2008

2
Agenda
  • What change needs to happen because of the new
    curriculum?
  • How does change like that happen, anyway?
  • How can a school leader
    support that sort of change?

3
New Curriculum New challenges
  • What changes does the new curriculum call on us
    to make?

Key competencies
New options for schools to own the way the
curriculum is delivered
New freedoms, less focus on outcome and more
focus on life-long capacities
New ways for parents and community members to
understand the work of schooling
And more
4
Or not
  • People are creatures of habit

5
Why, youre right. Tonight isnt reading night,
tonight is sex night.
6
So what is a leader to do?
7
  • Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
    and proving that there is no need to do so,
    almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)

8
Two tiny experiments in mind changing
9
20th Century Leadership command and control
  • Leaders are powerful
  • Leaders have the answers
  • Leaders tell others what to do
  • A good leader controls things
    as much as possible
  • We are reluctant to let go of the belief that if
    I am to care for something I must control it.
    (Peter Block)

10
21st Century School Leadership Creating fertile
ground for changing minds
11
What does it take for you to change your mind?
  • Think of the last time you changed your mind over
    something that wasnt trivial. When was that?
  • What were the conditions in place that let you
    (forced you to?) change your mind?

12
Ingredients for mind changing
  • Laugh a lot
  • Make things visible
  • Vision the future
  • Celebrate failures
  • Welcome shadows
  • Tell change stories
  • Mourn the loss of the old

13
Laughter is the closest distance between two
people. (Victor Borge)
14
Make things visible
15
Moving things from unseen, unspoken, unconsidered
is a key function of a 21st Century leader
All students are equal, but some are clearly more
equal than others
A school necessarily must sort the more able from
the less able
The school subjects are of central importance.
School lots of students in a classroom with one
teacher
A teacher is an expert who knows more than the
students
Subject-matter experts lead students towards
greater expertise
16
Vision the future
  • If you dont know where youre going, its hard
    to get there
  • Even an uncertain future can be described in part

A leader is one who has more faith in
people than they do, and who holds
opportunities open long enough for
their competence to re-emerge. (Margaret
Wheatley)
17
Celebrate failures
  • Counterintuitive
  • Vital because innovation requires failure
  • Have to find a new way of dealing with the
    inevitable

Success and failure. We think of them as
opposites, but they're really not. They're
companionsthe hero and the sidekick. (Lawrence
Shames)
18
Welcome shadows
  • Our psyches conspire to create a kind of immunity
    to change with protective forces battling with
    more adventurous ones
  • The things that stand in the way of change rarely
    show their faces to the light
  • It is in the dark that the scary things
    liveencourage people to look under the bed

19
Tell change stories
  • The human brain is fundamentally narrativeit is
    a narrative-generation machine
  • If people arent telling change stories, they are
    not learning change narratives. No change
    narratives, no change

20
Mourn the loss of the old
  • Even in a change for the better, we lose what we
    once were
  • Loss competence, role, certainty, self
  • The important thing is this to be able at any
    moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could
    become. (Charles Du Bos)

21
Ingredients for mind changing
  • Laugh a lot
  • Make things visible
  • Vision the future
  • Celebrate failures
  • Welcome shadows
  • Tell change stories
  • Mourn the loss of the old

22
  • All that is needed for a new universe
  • is a new mind.
  • (William Carlos Williams)

23
Interested in more?
  • Ring or email me
  • Jennifer.GarveyBerger_at_nzcer.org.nz
  • 04.802.1449

24
  • An ability to embrace new ideas, routinely
    challenge old ones, and live with paradox will be
    the effective leaders premier trait. (Tom
    Peters)
  • I am convinced that if the rate of change inside
    an organization is less than the rate of change
    outside, the end is in sight. (Jack Welch)
  • The first criterion of success in any human
    activity, the necessary preliminary, whether to
    scientific discovery or to artistic vision, is
    intensity of attention, or less pompously, love.
    (W. H. Auden)

25
  • Of all the creatures of earth, only human
    beings can change their patterns. Man alone is
    the architect of his destiny. . . . Human beings,
    by changing the inner attitudes of their minds,
    can change the outer aspects of their lives.
  • -William James

26
  • Life is like playing a violin solo in public and
    learning the instrument as one goes on. (Samuel
    Butler)
  • For every complex problem, there is a simple
    solution that is elegant, easy to understand, and
    wrong. (H. L. Mencken)
  • Our minds are finite, and yet even in these
    circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by
    possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose
    of human life is to grasp as much as we can out
    of that infinitude. (Alfred North Whitehead)
  • If you're not confused, you're not paying
    attention. (Tom Peters)
  • Learning is what most adults will do for a living
    in the 21st century. (Perelman)

27
  • This is an important time for New Zealand
    education as we try to implement the new
    curriculum and take seriously the important
    changes it requires. We can either use this as
    an opportunity to create a new way of thinking
    about education, or we could let the daily
    pressures of schools take first priority and
    watch this chance for new ideas fade away. In
    this seminar, Jennifer will talk about what it
    really means to change your mind about
    curriculumand how school leaders can help
    influence the changing minds in their schools and
    communities.
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