Developing Schools as Learning Organisations in Wales

Wales (United Kingdom) considers the development of schools as learning organisations as vital for supporting schools to put its new, 21st century curriculum into practice. A growing body of research evidence shows that schools that operate as learning organisations can react more quickly to changing external environments and embrace changes and innovations. This report aims to support Wales in this effort, gauging the extent to which schools have put into practice the characteristics of learning organisations and identifying areas for further development. It also examines the system-level conditions that can enable or hinder schools in Wales in developing as learning organisations. It offers a number of concrete recommendations for consideration by the Welsh Government and other stakeholders at various levels of the system. The report will be valuable not only for Wales, but also to the many countries that are looking to establish collaborative learning cultures across their school systems.

Published on October 23, 2018

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Introduction1 chapter available
Wales and its school system
The schools as learning organisations assessment2 chapters available
Schools as learning organisations in Wales: A general assessment
Schools as learning organisations in Wales: A detailed analysis
System Assessment for Developing Schools as Learning Organisations2 chapters available
System-level policies for developing schools as learning organisations
Realising schools as learning organisations in Wales
Annexes2 chapters available
Schools as Learning Organisations Pilot Group members
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