Western Australia’s capacity to educate students to succeed in a 21st Century Global Village is being crippled by insurance companies regimes. Duty of care has become the overarching education framework that determines students stay on school grounds and risks are averted.
Teachers’ capacity to engage with any village to enhance the education of students is stifled by a mountain of risk management paperwork.
Schools are becoming islands in a global environment.
Education providers need to create a framework that enable students to engage in entreprise and work integrated learning activities.
There are just 5 elements to the framework. Once it has been developed it can be used as a template for any collaborative arrangement between schools and the world outside school.
Clarify who is responsible for what and to what standard?
There will be rules that govern the way any collaboration will operate? Duty of care, privacy, equal opportunity and ownership of intellectual property are just some.
Once you have identified a list that your school must comply with you can use it for all projects.
You need a dedicated budget. Serious efforts to collaborate should not attempt to squeeze more into existing tight budgets.
A good project plan should underpin the project. Project planning templates for all occasions can be found HERE. The project plan will lead to a sound MoU that can act as a template for further collaborations.
Your school will have IT protocols, security frameworks and applications that apply to all IT activity. These issues need to be reconciled with partnering organisations to ensure seamless interoperability.
NSIF Meta Framework
The National Service Improvement Framework is a framework to use to design frameworks.
It is a top down model which starts with organisations agreeing on what they want to do and what benefits they are trying to achieve.
VET in Schools Example
The regime that enables VET in schools has been created to support collaboration between education and training providers.
That framework can provide an example of what to do, and also what NOT to do.
For More Information
For a free consultation about how to develop a framework for collaboration for your organisation contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au
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