Working Out Change

Systemic Innovation in Vocational Education and Training

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This book analyses systemic innovation in education by looking at the ways in which educational systems encourage innovation, the knowledge base and processes used, and the procedures and criteria used to assess progress and evaluate outcomes. It draws on findings from 14 case studies in Vocational Education and Training in six OECD countries: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Mexico and Switzerland. The resulting analysis helps us understand how we can support and sustain innovation in educational systems in the VET sector.



Process and Dynamics of Systemic Innovation: Initiation, Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Scaling Up

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Understanding the different stages and factors influencing the innovation process is of central importance in identifying needs for change in the system and guaranteeing successful innovation design and implementation. This chapter presents the empirical findings on the initiation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and the scaling up of systemic innovation. In each of these phases, the chapter highlights the importance of stakeholder involvement and the crucial role that knowledge should play. The chapter closes with a number of policy implications that emphasise the need to create trust among stakeholders, develop and use knowledge to guide the process and ensure that the information generated in the monitoring and evaluation exercises is fed back into the system to enhance the existing knowledge base and to identify future innovations.


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