Towards an effective model for whole of school blended learning: a conceptual paper
Lynch, D, Fradale, P, Sell, K, Turner, D & Yeigh, T 2018, 'Towards an effective model for whole of school blended learning: a conceptual paper', International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 29-51.
Over the course of the past decade, governments across the globe, together with their respective education systems have grappled with changes in society that are unprecedented in modern human history. In this paper, the authors detail the plans of a school that seeks to come to terms with such a circumstance by introducing a school-wide approach to teaching and learning through Blended Learning. In effect, the school seeks to refocus its curriculum and its delivery mechanisms, the ‘look and feel’ of the school and its classrooms, the work of its teachers, and the study modus operandi of students to graduate young people who embody the traits required for such a changed world. The paper examines in detail the underpinning conceptual Blended Learning model, its associated elements and the disruptive agenda that this whole of school initiative represents for schools and education more generally.