February 2, 2018No Comments

Putting schools in the driving seat

Lessons on education reform from #EWF18

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the Education World Forum (EWF), the largest annual meeting of Ministers of Education and senior policymakers from around the world. Two days of presentations, discussions and countless stories shared by education leaders from places as diverse as Finland, Croatia, Argentina, Somalia and Iran. Every one of them seeming to be in the midst of a major education reform to catch up with the ever-changing real-life demands of future graduates.

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January 22, 2018No Comments

Evidence-driven school improvement

Launching this week at the Education World Forum and Bett Show

When we started offering Edurio to schools and school systems a few years ago, we were offering a technology platform to enable them to collect feedback and continuously monitor their schools — without much need for our support in data analysis or survey development.

We quickly realised that while the technology worked and was giving school leaders new insight into their schools, the lack of data or lack of technology was not really their biggest challenge. Integrating new processes into their organisations, changing their approach to decision-making, not overburdening teachers and staff with more data and more work — these were much more complex and much more important. Schools were becoming “data-rich, but information-poor.”

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