Lesson 1 – Overcoming the Barriers

In order to overcome the barriers we need to effect a journey from methodology dominated by instruction, recording and practice to an approach based upon knowledge construction gained through projects. This is not an easy journey and for it to extend beyond hard working teacher enthusiasts, deep seated institutional change needs to take place.


  1. Do you think that your school or college has the systems and processes in place to manage significant change initiatives, such as a shift in pedagogy, remodelling of the curriculum or adoption of educational technology?
  2. Which of the listed ‘conditions’ for effecting good change would you prioritise for development in your school or college?