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Developing the capacity of others


Capacity building is a key strategy for successful curriculum implementation and innovation.
The purpose of this activity is to understand that building staff capacity is a variable which may contribute to sustainable curriculum improvement.



  1. Refer to Michael Fullan's quote cited at the beginning of The COSMIC C-B approach www.sagepub.com/upm-data/40630_Crowther_From_School_Improvement_to_Sustained_Capacity_Ch1.pdfExternal Link (PDF, 917KB) 'There is no chance that large-scale reform will happen, let alone stick, unless capacity building is a central component of the strategy.' (Fullan, M 2005, Leadership and sustainability: system thinkers in action, Corwin, Thousand Oaks,10−11)
  2. Read The COSMIC C-B approach. Your response to the article could be reflected back to your staff via your principal blog, article review, or Twitter.
  3. View Six dynamics of the COSMIC C-B approach presentation prezi.com/orebzu-tbrry/six-dynamics-of-the-cosmic-c_b-approachExternal Link individually or as a group.
  4. Reflect on the following questions.
    a. What are [insert your school's name here] existing practices for curriculum innovation?
    b. What is currently happening to improve student learning at [insert your school's name here]? Is it working? How do we know?
    c. Can we use the COSMIC C-B approach to help us implement the Australian Curriculum at [insert your school's name here]
    d. What questions are provoked through viewing the six dynamics? What comments?
    e. What don't we know? What do we want to find out more about?
    f. How do these strategies align with existing improvement frameworks?


This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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