For those who are more interested in a learning revolution than in ed reform, this book provides fuel for thought. Education will change, and must change, because of concepts like:
â€¢ Moving from push to pull – that is, from extrinsic to intrinsic motivations.
â€¢ Positioning ourselves for serendipity – opportunities to assess and attract resources.
â€¢ Learning and leading from the edge – the discomfort zone where creation spaces can emerge.
Unconferences are participant-driven professional learning gatherings. The â€œunâ€ refers specifically to the fact that there is no top-down organization, no high registration fees, and no vendors. In the edcamp movement, the agenda is self-organizing, formed on-the-spot the day of the gathering. Thatâ€™s the beauty of it, and also what makes people â€“ especially some administrators â€“ so nervous about it. How can you show up the morning of conference with a blank agenda and create what participants say is â€œthe Best PD everâ€?