- Problembased School Development
— knowledge-based — school development
is based on the meeting between research and practice, a meeting
that will produce new experiences and learnings. New questions
will result in new domains to develope. This web-site is about
that meeting. It will due to that continuously change and
Most of the pages are written in Swedish so far, but we hope
that we gradually will be able to publish articles of common
interest in English.
The impact of network on sustainable school development
Paper presented at ICSEI 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand » pdf
Findings so far:
• School development is problem-based.
• School development is facilitated if teachers and
school leaders are involved in problem based learning about
problems and dilemmas that the school has to handle.
• The process of school development is supported by
knowledge-based problem solving.
• A deepened understanding of the problem is an important
point of departure for learning.
• Teachers' learning about the problems of their daily
work is the core of the development process.
• The quality of a school depends on how problems are
understood and defined and on the quality of the problem solving
process, that is, how knowledge is transferred into actions.
• The understanding of the character of problems is
dependent on the conception of the mission of the school in
relation to changes in the surrounding world.
Scherp is the director of research and the chief
of the development projects. Together with his »colleagues
he organises meetings between practitioners and the research
and mutual meetings between practitioners.