CNC Meeting Tartu 2015
The annual CIDREE National Coordinators meeting was held in Tartu, Estonia, on March 26 and 27, 2015. The meeting was attended by representatives of 13 CIDREE member institutions and by the CIDREE President.
Apart from the usual exchange of information on membership issues and on past and upcoming events, the meeting was also used to talk about the Yearbook 2015, which is well under way, and to start preparations of the Yearbook 2016, which will be edited by Scotland. Under the heading “CIDREE Strategic Direction and Impact”, the CNCs came up with two straplines for CIDREE and a shortlist with 7 CIDREE priorities. These will be presented to the Board in April 2015. The meeting also brought forth 2 promising new projects, one on “Pupil Participation and the Impact of Learning” initiated by Sweden, the second one on “What is most worth learning?” initiated by the Netherlands.
The President thanked the CNCs for their time, expertise, experience and active thinking and looks forward to an exciting year ahead.
A final word of thanks goes to our Estonian hosts, who organized this meeting to perfection.
CIDREE Conference, Oslo, November 13th, 2014
From Political Decisions to Change in the Classroom:
Successful Implementation of Education Policy
hosted by The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
The CIDREE conference 2014 took place in Oslo on the 13th November 2014. The conference attracted members and guests from 15 different European Countries. In total, 50 participants from CIDREE member organisations, researchers and elsewhere were welcomed.
After some opening remarks from Petter Skarheim, Director General at The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and Alan Armstrong, President CIDREE 2014-2016, editor of the yearbook Frode Nyhamn made some reflections on the perspectives present in the yearbook before the actual launch of the yearbook took place.
Authors from four of the countries presented their articles in the yearbook:
- A: “Change Laboratories” within Secondary Schools: Towards Accompaniment and Support of Teachers in the Appropriation of New Reforms in Priority Education (France)
- B: Teachers Taking Ownership of Educational Change via Participation in Professional Learning Communities (Estonia)
- C: Benefits and Risks of Phased Implementation: Analyzing the Norwegian Strategy for Lower Secondary Education 2013-2017 (Norway)
- D: The Lenses and Cultures for Positive Change (Scotland)
Both the Norwegian author and the Scottish author challenged the starting point for the conference by questioning if implementation is really the issue. They did also present several alternative perspectives on how to address change processes in the education system, for example by stressing the importance of acknowledging and spreading good practice.
The afternoon program started with a keynote from Professor Sten Ludvigsen, Chair of a government appointed committee called “Pupils’ Learning in the School of the Future”. Professor Ludvigsen presented the main findings in an interim report from the committee, and reflected on some issues connected to the challenges of implementing change. The contribution from prof. Ludvigsen, was followed by a break up session. For this session, the participants were divided into groups and were given the different topics for discussion.
In the plenary closing session, the groups answered these questions, and they also posted some new questions for the conference to address.
CIDREE CONFERENCE REPORT Oslo November 13 2014 (pdf, 724 KB)
CIDREE Yearbook 2014
From Political Decisions to Change in the Classroom: Successful Implementation of Education Policy
The CIDREE Yearbook 2014 has been launched on November 13, 2014 in Oslo. More