CONTENT AND GUIDELINES
A learning school is an organisation where people share a vision; perceive, and interpret the changing environment, and generate new knowledge which they in turn use to innovate in education.
The Learning School Model is presented in three components:
1. Description of the model - representation, dimensions, implementation, interpretation of results.
2. School-evaluation questionnaire - for teachers and for school principals.
3. Library of good practices.
First, explore the theoretical description of the learning school model then complete the questionnaire to check in which areas you and your school have achieved success and in which areas more effort is needed. The results of the completed questionnaire provide a snapshot of where your school is in relation to the model. To achieve a more comprehensive picture, and to see whether teachers and leadership share similar perspectives, it is recommended that within a school the questionnaires are completed by representatives of:
- school management (principals, vice-principals/ headmasters)
- head teachers
- heads of the methodological units/departments
- primary teachers
- teachers from different subject areas
After completing the questionnaires, each participant will have access to the results interpretation file, which will help you to understand the results, while the principal will receive a summary report with the anonymous results of all staff members of the respective school.
In the good practice library, you will find examples from different learning schools in Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and Turkey. If your team's score is high in at least one of the model's dimensions, we invite you to share a good practice to demonstrate your achievements and share your experiences with colleagues from other schools.
Enjoy your work!
The Learning Schools Project Team