The process for transformation is like metamorphosis; it happens incrementally over time.
Imaginal leaders create Obsolescence.
Imaginal leaders like Karl Benz began with a prototype (the Benz Velo). But one Benz Velo here and there would not cause the horse and buggy to be obsolete. It was not until Henry Ford was able to scale the concept in an affordable way that the horse and buggy were rendered obsolete and transportation was forever transformed.
Scaling a model creates obsolescence.
Having a prototype school of the future is interesting, but one school doesn’t create obsolescence of the entire outdated education system. However, if that prototype model of education can be scaled to the masses affordably then creating obsolescence is possible.
Factory assembly line model
Master's Academy & College
Profound Learning prototype school
Growing Profound Learning globally with the Imaginal Ecosystem
Creating Obsolescence in education.
Imaginal Education, in partnership with Master’s Academy and College, has created a prototype school and is now creating obsolescence of the current industrial model of education with its Imaginal Ecosystem.
Systems thinking is the ability to see how a system works and where the leverage points are. It is a core competency of Imaginal leaders.
Overview on System Thinking
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Structure always wins.
A basic axiom in system thinking is that ‘structure always wins’. Out of all the factors affecting the system, the strongest influence comes from the structure that has been created. The system structures are what generate the behavior within a system. Therefore, real transformation requires the old system structures to be replaced with new ones, which will support the behavior envisioned for the future system.
The Imaginal Ecosystem contains powerful new system structures. These technical systems will support the transformation process and generate new teacher and student behaviors.
Culture of ownership
Teachers will create the foundation of Profound Learning in the classroom by implementing the Profound Learning Elements.
New system structure
Teachers will create the Learning Bank that is the rewording of the state or national curriculum into student-friendly language and can then be used to self-assess their learning. This Learning Bank is considered to be the ‘body of the butterfly.
Brain based learning
Once the Learning Bank, or the ‘body of the butterfly’, has been developed teachers are able to design powerful brain-compatible learning experiences for students. These learning experiences, called Learning Adventures, metaphorically represent the wings of the butterfly.