The aim of the PLD is to support educators to think, engage and act differently. The PLD encourages and supports teachers to explore new possibilities. In addition, Edge Work can tailor PLD to suit the needs of any group.
This PLD is for teachers and leaders who know that current schooling does not yet address the sorts of skills, disposition, and knowledge building (rather than just knowledge accumulation) needed to cope in an increasingly complex world.
School staff and the facilitator bring different but essential spheres of expertise and by working together we believe we will be able to create new possibilities for education that neither could do on their own.
All the PLD is underpinned by theoretical work from futures studies, systems/ complexity theory and adult development and transformational learning.
Initially PLD will be facilitated by Ally Bull (primary and middle schools) and Gael Donaghy (secondary schools).
Contact Ally Bull or Gael Donaghy for further information or to discuss possibilities.
These can be tailored to schools' needs. Possibilities include:
Schools who have participated in a "one-off" session but who may not be ready to commit to the in-depth programme may opt to participate in facilitated online action learning groups. (There will be an additional charge for this).
These PLGs will give leaders and teachers the opportunity to explore ideas around future focused education, and inquire into ways in which they could foreground some of the ideas, skills, knowledge and dispositions required for working in our complex world. The groups will encourage people to think differently, try out new practice and reflect critically with others so they can learn from the outcomes of their and others' experiences.
PLGs will have a minimum of four participants, and ideally, not more than six, so that the time together allows for each person time to work in-depth. The participants could be a group within a school, or a cross-school grouping; they could be school principals, DPs, or a group of teachers who want to develop their thinking and practice in this way.
The cost of a FF PLG (1 face-to-face meeting per term for a year) $720 per participant incl GST. See below for schools outside Auckland or Tauranga.
Our main focus is on long term "bespoke" PLD. This involves an on-going relationship between the school and the PLD facilitator who takes on the role of "trusted outsider".
The PLD is co-constructed between the school and facilitator. Its actual form will be negotiated with each school but will be over an extended period of time (at least a year). As an adaptation of this, a cluster of schools may join together to work long term with the facilitator.
The cost of in-depth PLD (2 days per term for a year) is $1200 per day = $9600 incl GST.
NOTE: There will be additional costs for travel and accommodation for schools more than 50km from Auckland CBD (if Ally is the facilitator) or more than 50km from Tauranga CBD (if Gael is the facilitator).
Last updated: 12-Aug-2016 4.11pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.