Idea into Action

A toolkit for change and innovation.

Implementing and sustaining innovation in any organisation can be difficult, particularly in complex settings like schools.

Innovation is a transformation of practice. It requires nuance in its implementation and adjustments on the part of all those involved in the change effort.

In early 2022, Independent Schools Victoria will release our Idea into Action toolkit – the result of a research collaboration with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The toolkit provides a comprehensive resource to help schools achieve large-scale innovation or complex change. Each tool can be customised for different purposes and contexts to help assess the trade-offs in time and other costs involved and how they might be addressed.

The toolkit provides a practical set of tools to work through, including:

  • ReVisioning – Evaluating and positioning an idea for change.
  • Edge Effect – Creating a synergistic edge between new ideas and established initiatives.
  • Four Key Quests – Guiding the change through themes of Vision, Leaders, Community and Institution.

Sign-up to receive a sample tool: Unlearning

‘Idea into Action: Unlearning’ is a tool to help your school diagnose unlearning challenges and proactively nurture change.

Sign-up to receive this sample tool and be among the first to know when the toolkit is released in Semester 1, 2022.