Working out Change: Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training

 

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ISBN:9789264067158
Publication: 10/11/2009

 

Working out Change: Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training

What can education systems do to become more innovative? This book analyses systemic innovation in education by looking at the ways in which educational systems encourage innovation, the knowledge base and processes used, and the procedures and criteria used to assess progress and evaluate outcomes. It draws on findings from 14 case studies in Vocational Education and Training in six OECD countries: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Switzerland. The resulting analysis helps us understand how we can support and sustain innovation in educational systems in the VET sector.


Executive summary

The main aim of this study is to analyse the process of innovation in education. to this purpose, systemic innovation is defined as any kind of dynamic system-wide change that is intended to add value to the educational processes. Chapter 1 discusses the advantages of such a perspective. Particular attention is given to how countries go about initiating innovation, the processes involved in development and implementation, the role of drivers and barriers, the relationships between main actors, the knowledge base which is drawn on, and the procedures and criteria for assessing progress and outcomes.


Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Innovation and systemic innovation in public services
  • Chapter 3. Innovation in education and vocational education and training.
  • Chapter 4. Drivers, enablers and barriers to systemic Innovation in VET
  • Chapter 5. Process and dynamics of systemic Innovation: Initiation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and scaling up
  • Chapter 6. The role of the knowledge base
  • Chapter 7. Towards a typology of systemic Innovation in VET
  • Chapter 8. Government, policy and systemic Innovation in VET
  • Chapter 9. The research agenda
  • Chapter 10. Conclusions and policy implications

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