GORTT ACCREDITATION COUNCIL CONFERENCE . Seamless Education – Facilitating Lifelong Personal and Career Success for the Learner Dr. Gwendoline Williams. Focus of Presentation. The Changing Environmental Context for Education and Learning Globally Definition of Seamless Education
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Seamless Education – Facilitating Lifelong Personal and Career Success for the Learner
Dr. Gwendoline Williams
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Education is the single most important investment we can make for our children, our state, our economy and our future.
[State of Washington, USA, 2006 – Learner Focused, Seamless Education]
‘We will personalize learning so that every student has the opportunity to succeed – The delivery of education will be seamless’
[NIHERST Position Paper on Seamless Education – 2004,p. 6]
[NIHERST, 2004 – Design of a Seamless System of Education and Training in Trinidad and Tobago]
‘…. educational pathways for continuous learning from early childhood through primary, secondary, tertiary levels and beyond’.
Vision for Effective Schooling and Education through Seamlessness in Education Delivery
The Ministry of Education has been charged with the key responsibility for developing innovative people, and this is evidenced in terms of“a highly skilled, well-educated people aspiring to a local culture of excellence that is driven by equal access to learning opportunities.”
To ensure that the education system produces citizens with a sense of the vital importance of democracy; respect for the rights of others and elders; and with the ability to contribute meaningfully to the social and economic development of the country.
The Secondary Modernization Programme provides the justification for seamlessness as a tool of educational transformation to further current initiatives to:
A®DDIE CURRICULUM CYCLE
GEMBA – The learner as central in the respective domains of learning, for example, the primary school classroom.
Case Example – Narrative – Seamlessness in a Secondary School (slides 19 -21
Social Marketing – Social Marketing to include all the stakeholders and obtain ‘buy in’ and commitment to managing the transition to educational seamlessness.
Sector Management – Quality Assurance/Quality control -- Collaborativeinterface between and among managers/administrators using the planning and communication tools of project management, value chain/responsibility charting (RASIC), as well monitoring and evaluation.
Resource Planning and Effective Management -- focus on ‘value for money analysis’ using both financial and social development metrics.