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Education Innovation Series

Innovations in Educational Change

Cultivating Ecologies for Schools

Editors: Hung, D., Lee, S.-S., Toh, Y., Jamaludin, A., Wu, L. (Eds.)

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  • Introduces an ecological perspective to understand the opportunities and complexities of disseminating and sustaining educational innovations
  • Explores the dynamic tensions and interplays of policy and school-level influences that contextualize school innovations
  • Includes case studies showing that cultivating ecologies involves leveraging affordances and resources across the education system to create new contexts, synergies and capacities for innovation and change
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This book offers an ecological perspective to understand the opportunities and complexities of spreading and sustaining educational innovations. It explores the imperatives underpinning educational reforms and identifies the role of schools in developing, disseminating, and sustaining changes in Singapore’s educational context. It also includes international case studies that examine the dialectical relationships between structure, people and culture and demonstrate that cultivating ecologies involves leveraging affordances and resources across the education system to create new contexts, synergies and capacities. Further, it argues that educational innovations and reforms also need to consider tacit knowledge and conditions of transfer, which may be ambiguous and challenging.
Few books address the nuances and interactions of innovation and change across levels of the education ecology – from the micro (classroom), meso (organisation / school), exo (partners), macro (policy) and chrono (time scales) levels. The ecological perspective adopted in this book explores the dynamic tensions in order to understand the interplays of policy and school-level influences that contextualize school innovations. By presenting multiple voices and views, it allows impediments and affordances of innovation diffusion to be discussed holistically, which is an integral caveat for nurturing a sustainable ecology that enables innovations.

About the authors

David Hung is Dean of Education Research at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He has served as Contributing Editor and Associate Editor for several well-read international academic publications in the learning sciences field and appointed as journal reviewer for various well-established international academic journals. His research interests are in learning and instructional technologies; constructivism, in particular, social constructivism; social cultural orientations to cognition; and communities of practice.

Shu-Shing Lee is a Research Scientist at the NIE, Singapore. Her research interests include teacher learning as well as understanding contextual factors and leverages for spreading and sustaining technology-mediated educational innovations. 
Yancy Toh was a Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), Office of Education Research (OER). Her research interests include leadership studies, school reforms, innovation diffusion, complex systems, and seamless learning. She is particularly interested in examining the systemic influences that impinge on a school’s capacity to sustain technology-enabled pedagogical innovations for student-centred learning.

Azilawati Jamaludin is an Assistant Professor at the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group, National Institute of Education. Her research interests include progressive pedagogies, reform pedagogies, institutional innovations, gamification, game-based interactivity, immersive environments, argumentative knowledge construction, trans-contextual learning, embodiment, embodied knowing, embodied subjectivities, trajectories of becoming, and construction of self.

Longkai Wu is a Research Scientist at the NIE, Singapore. His current research focuses on the design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning activities in classrooms that help students develop deeper understanding.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Centralised-Decentralisation in Singapore Education Policymaking

    Pages 3-21

    Chua, Paul Meng-Huat (et al.)

  • Transforming Education for All: Tower Hamlets and Urban District Education Improvement

    Pages 23-38

    Brown, Chris (et al.)

  • Wide-Scale Implementation Through Capacity Building of Senior Leaders: The Case of Teaching Thinking in Israeli Schools

    Pages 41-63

    Zohar, Anat

  • Spreading Educational Technology Innovations: Cultivating Communities

    Pages 65-83

    Lim, Fei Victor (et al.)

  • Towards a Framework of Diffusing Education Innovations at Different Levels of the System

    Pages 85-102

    Shaari, Imran (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6330-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-6328-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovations in Educational Change
Book Subtitle
Cultivating Ecologies for Schools
Editors
  • David Hung
  • Shu-Shing Lee
  • Yancy Toh
  • Azilawati Jamaludin
  • Longkai Wu
Series Title
Education Innovation Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6330-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6330-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6328-3
Series ISSN
2211-4874
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 295
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations
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