In upcoming postings, I hope to offer examples of each discipline of a learning organization.
Which discipline comes first? Is there a correct order? I start with mental models which I present in another posting. There is a need to accept innovation, in the 21st Century, as more than just preserving self-interest fostered in and by the educational oligarchy.
Alison Zmuda (2010) in Breaking Free from Myths about Teaching and Learning: Innovation as an Engine for Student Success suggested “change your thinking; change your experience….make the status quo no longer a comfortable place to reside” (p. 29). Reframe educational structure, purpose, and roles. Innovation is not for the faint of heart or covering blemishes with another layer of scientific management, bureaucracy, and/or technocracy. That thinking created the problems we face. Consider what Einstein said:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.