How to become a leader in Education in the XXI century?
Nowadays the process of learning as a social activity is an engine of creativity, innovation, and productivity in society. Education is going to be exploding in the foreseeable future. And it’s also going to present many possible alternatives for leadership and the development of new and powerful modes of learning.
This is one of our Erasmus+ courses for teachers in Spain and is aimed at anyone interested in leading in the future in the learning sector. It’s directed at people whose careers are focused on the learning sector.
Either in the formal education and schooling sector or the informal sector, the content is relevant for people all over the world. The first thing we all should learn in Leaders of Learning is to discover what is our own personal theory of learning and how the learning process occurs.
We will do this through the Modes of Learning assessment and analyzing what are the main goals for you about the learning process and then translating them into concrete ideas about the types of leadership practices you want to pursue. The kinds of organizations, the learning environment, and the physical design of those learning environments.
We are going to be talking about learning in a way that might be a little unfamiliar to people who are used to thinking about learning almost exclusively in school settings.
We will use a term called the learning sector. And it means all of the opportunities in society that people have to engage in learning, including the formal school sector, but also including informal opportunities. For example, about how people gather around common interests and problems. Discussion groups, book groups, people who develop technical skills by interacting with each other, etc.
We will capture the full range of possibilities for learning in society. And what are the opportunities for people to engage in the development of these activities and in leading social engagement around learning.