IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools) is a comprehensive approach to school revitalisation that recognises the extraordinary complexity and subtlety of teaching. It provides ways of illuminating teachers’ successful practices and creating new levels of meaning.
The key features that distinguish IDEAS from most other school development approaches are:
• the Research-based Framework for Enhancing School Outcomes
• the ideas process
• parallel leadership
• three-dimensional pedagogy.
Schools participating in IDEAS commit to a four semester process of revitalisation using resources, workshops and on-site consultation from the Leadership Research Institute Team, University of Southern Queensland.