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Educ. Sci. 2014, 4(1), 64-86; doi:10.3390/educsci4010064

Leadership and Reshaping Schooling in a Networked World

Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD 4222, Australia
Educational Consultant and Author, Broulee, New South Wales, Australia
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Received: 4 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 17 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue eLearning: Exploring Digital Futures in the 21st Century)
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This paper is initiated from a position that, until recently, the nature of schooling globally has remained largely unchanged since its design in the last century, and there has been a hegemony that supported its form to be enduring and largely unchanged. However, in a digital, networked world, there is a need to rethink and redefine schooling. Following an examination of schooling in the 21st Century, summarising the context and critical challenges presented by new and emerging digital technologies, suggestions about what schooling might look like in an increasingly digital, networked world are presented. Guidance is provided in relation to key questions for leadership to reshape schooling in a networked world, including: - how might schools move into the networked mode? - what is required to lead and manage a networked school community? - how will a networked school become defined less by its physical space and timetabled lessons, but by being networked and that learning can take place anywhere, anytime? View Full-Text
Keywords: digital technologies; leadership; networked school community; networked world; school evolution; digital normalisation digital technologies; leadership; networked school community; networked world; school evolution; digital normalisation

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Finger, G.; Lee, M. Leadership and Reshaping Schooling in a Networked World. Educ. Sci. 2014, 4, 64-86.

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