New Zealand needs to look at being a learning lab for next practice globally.
5 key strategies
1. Question in the pursuit of better.
- Smart may have the answers but stupid has all the interesting questions
- Smart has the plans, stupid has the stories.
- Similar outcomes every year means that the system is designed to ensure that outcome.
2. Embrace pemanent beta mode
- Beta - it's never finished / it's always improving.
- The tech world is always in beta.
- The school should always be in beta mode. We are always looking to improve, to make things better.
3. Harness your network
- Most good ideas come from networks.
- RSA presentation on where good ideas come from.
- Great ideas spend a lot of time in the partial hunch mode.
- Hunches in bunches create great ideas. Take hunches from different people to create great ideas.
- Chance favours the connected mind.
- Connectivity now makes it easier to create ideas in conjunction with others.
- Most innovation happens in the networked non market zone.
- Performance pay leads to us keeping ideas to ourselves., therefore stopping the network.
- Creative commons - we can use it, but don't make money of it and acknowledge my work.
- Could Wellington be the Silicon Valey of Educatlon?
4. Develop a bias towards action
- Just get going before it all pans out. Don't let the committee kill progress.
- What are five actions that we could take to get going in the next week? The steps can be very simple.
- Google - launch, learn reiterate.
- Get people out there bold enough to test things.
- The person who started flickr started off wanting to make an online social game. The photo sharing became the focus because this is what people wanted.
- Google puts out the minimal viable product - the MVP.
5. Reframe failure
- Fail fast, fail forwards.
- Getting everyone to the same standard requires different processes for all children. This isn't the same for industry; getting a Coke can to the same standard requires only one system.
- We often need to ensure failure to enjoy success.