It feels like a crazily long time now since my adventures across the USA last autumn looking at trends in school design and edu innovation, and over the last 4 months — as well as getting stuck into new projects in the UK — I’ve been synthesising all my learning from the vast array of conversations and observations during those 7 weeks into a detailed paper which has now been published by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
You can read my full report, Building Innovation Ecosystems in Education to Reinvent School, here: http://www.wcmt.org.uk/sites/default/files/report-documents/Clayton%20R%20Report%202016%20Final.pdf
I decided to focus my findings on three key areas of edu innovation/system change:
- new models of school which are transforming outcomes for young people
- the emergence of ‘innovation ecosystems’ in education which are enabling the development of new school models, building capacity across the system and scaling practice
- new technologies which are powering change