9 - Shift Your What? Wicked Problems!
Back in December, the Shift was visited by Taddy Blecher, a South African Education Entrepreneur. He was visiting North American on a fact finding mission for his latest Wicked Problem - incorporating Entrepreneurship Education into all schools and grades in South Africa. Taddy was leveraging his own personal connection to the Rotman School of Management and I-Think to find educators in the area to speak to.
What followed was a great discussion with some Halton District School Board Science leaders and Rotman I-Think Fellows centred around how to scale up innovative education practice. If we want teachers to feel free to experiment and engage with their students in new ways of learning, leaders need to make sure there is a feeling of permission in their schools. We certainly learned a lot from the perspective and experience Taddy brought to the table.