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Creating a Culture of Innovation, Part 2: Make The Professional Development Interesting

Creating a Culture of Innovation, Part 2: Make The Professional Development Interesting

I'm choosing my words carefully here. I use the word 'interesting' rather than useful or relevant because you cannot necessarily know in advance what is going to be useful or relevant. I have worked in several schools where in order to be considered to go on a training day or a conference you had to make sure it was 'relevant'. I can see the sense in that, but another way of looking at it is to say that that approach keeps you inside a bubble. How can you be exposed to a completely different way of thinking if you only ever go on training that reinforces the paradigm with which you are already familiar?

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cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org

Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."