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2051 Resources

Think like The 2051 Project's Advisors and Coordinators!

To prepare for The 2051 Project we have gathered and shared articles to further our knowledge on key issues surrounding independent school education.




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The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation &

Evolving Toward Openness amidst the Disruption of Higher Education

"Big players [established CAIS schools?] focus on sustaining innovation and their more profitable customers, ignoring the regular customers who want a low cost alternative. As a result they upgrade current products by adding more bells and whistles that no one wants - they over serve. A disruptor improves product to appeal to more people. They treat the project as a separate unit with its own business model and expectations". Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Harvard University.







How to Build a Culture of Innovation

Sir Ken Robinson, a long standing passionate advocate of schools needing to foster individualization in the learning process and curiosity through creative teaching, discusses the three essential integrated components of innovation: imagination, creativity, and innovation. How intentional is your school about providing meaningful opportunities for students to become more imaginative, creative, and innovative?

Check out his new book Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education.






The Ten Types of Innovation

The Ten Types will provide you with a useful way to start thinking about the innovation process.