Research

A Catalyst for Change: Why the Carnegie Unit Needs to Go thumbnail

When teaching and learning decisions are guided by student learning instead of expected time in the classroom, it unravels other practices connected to the Carnegie-era time structure. It becomes a catalyst for developing a trusting learning system that supports growth and student success.

Learning to Change, Learning to Innovate (Part 4) thumbnail

Alberta’s high schools are changing. From structure to improved student engagement, the goal is a system rooted pedagogically sound organizational structure, quality teaching and optimum learning for students, teachers, and administrators. How this change is coordinated, while staying true to fundamental principles and roots, is best explained by talking about complex adaptive systems.

The following findings pertain to research question 3: In what ways do district leaders support the principals’ professional learning?

Learning to Change, Learning to Innovate (Part 3) thumbnail

Alberta’s high schools are changing. From structure to improved student engagement, the goal is a system rooted pedagogically sound organizational structure, quality teaching and optimum learning for students, teachers, and administrators. How this change is coordinated, while staying true to fundamental principles and roots, is best explained by talking about complex adaptive systems.

The following findings pertain to research question 2: In what ways do principals support teachers’ professional learning?

Learning to Change, Learning to Innovate (Part 2) thumbnail

Alberta’s high schools are changing. From structure to improved student engagement, the goal is a system rooted pedagogically sound organizational structure, quality teaching and optimum learning for students, teachers, and administrators. How this change is coordinated, while staying true to fundamental principles and roots, is best explained by talking about complex adaptive systems.

Learning to Change, Learning to Innovate (Part 1) thumbnail

Alberta’s high schools are changing. From structure to improved student engagement, the goal is a system rooted pedagogically sound organizational structure, quality teaching and optimum learning for students, teachers, and administrators.

Adaptive Change: Alberta’s High School Redesign thumbnail

While research was an essential component of the initial High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project, it remained unclear what features might be transferrable to other high schools across the province. In 2015-16 a research study was initiated.