Since 1882, learning has been core business at Claremont College. However, in 2011, they faced a difficult reality: business as usual was no longer equipping both students and teachers to satisfactorily achieve the outcomes the school believed to be possible, and which needed to be achieved. The world of learning had moved on. How did rethinking leadership and recentring learning enable Claremont to reposition their school on the cutting edge of 21st Century education?
On the surface, this is a story about implementing co-teaching. At a deeper level it is a rich narrative concerned with engaging complexity, experimenting with the unknown and facing personal uncertainty – for all staff and families. Architectural changes in learning environments at Claremont are striking, but more significant is the process of adaptive change the whole school community engaged in and experienced.
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