The Global Education Leaders’ Partnership (GELP) sets out to transform education, effectively and sustainably, at local, national and global levels. It envisages education systems that equip every learner with the skills, expertise and knowledge to survive and thrive in the 21st century.
The partnership is a community of thought leaders and consultants from world-class organizations, collaborating in a global community with teams of key system education leaders who are seriously committed both to transforming education in practice and to developing the personal skills they need to lead the changes required.
GELP is led by a team of experts at Innovation Unit, supported by an extended faculty and currently sponsored by the Ellen Koshland Family Fund.
At the heart of GELP’s vision is the fostering of new pedagogies, curricula and assessment methods that enable every student to develop higher order capabilities. For this to be realised, appropriate technology, leadership, professional development, policies and governance also have to be in place.
The three key aims of the Partnership are to:
- radically transform education for the future; it is for others to pursue the important work of improvement in the existing paradigm.
- set aside competition and league tables, preferring instead to collaborate to learn with and from each other.
- focus on education systems and system conditions and understanding how these affect learners and learning at scale.
The current GELP jurisdictions are: Australia and the state of Victoria; the province of British Columbia in Canada; Chaoyang district in Beijing, China; Brazil; Colorado, Kentucky and the City of New York in the USA; Finland; India; New Zealand; South Korea and South Africa. Each jurisdiction team is supported through collaborative events, extended workshops, on-site and remote consultancy support, cross-country incubators and webinars. At Global Events, the whole GELP community meets to share leading-edge thinking and ideas. Teams work together to solve mutual challenges and offer critical support to one another.