“iNet” online conferences

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I recently posted a comment on an iNet online conference.

iNet is an international network of schools committed to innovative change that supports improved student learning.  

The online conference had a focus on “curriculum redesign” and posed a question on school organisation matching the needs of learners in the 21st century.

My comment reminded me of a phrase I recently heard which describes schooling that continues to be designed along the 19th century process line systems – smoke stack schooling. I think the image is powerful for it evokes in our environmentally conscious 21st century age the need to change or perish.