This workshop is intended for researchers interested in studying issues related to leadership and sustainability of educational innovations. It comprises 3 sections:
1. An introduction to current research on how innovation and change occur in complex organizations, and what sort of leadership and culture fosters effective innovation in educational organizations.
2. A presentation from two major projects in CITE, the Knowledge Building Teacher Network and the Learning 2.0 project, each providing an overview of the approaches that have been taken so far in their design research efforts to scaffold sustainable innovation and the challenges encountered.
3. An open discussion on methodological issues and design possibilities for studies of change, innovation and leadership in school-university partnership innovation projects.
Keith Sawyer is an Associate Professor of Education at Washington University, with additional appointments in the Department of Psychology and the School of Business. His most recent books include Group Genius: The Creative Power Of Collaboration (2007) and The Cambridge Handbook Of The Learning Sciences (2006). In Fall 2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, England, and in Spring 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, USA.