In preparation for engaging in Learning Conversation 2, identify an issue you have in relation to your professional life that you feel is “critical” in some way and that you can learn from. Make a few notes in your journal about it.
I am increasingly aware that I introduce or continue with systems that are very managerial in nature and are heavily influenced by the neo-liberal education climate that I have developed within. My new-found awareness of this has been necessary but I do not always counter it. I would like to better challenge myself and my/our systems to ensure that what we do is te best thing to do, not necessarily the ‘done thing’ to do.
Examples include work scrutiny, improvement planning, policy writing, data handling. Most of this is helpful in essence but the practice is not always so.