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Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher


Our world is changing fast and most European education systems are changing accordingly. The focus on so-called 21st century competencies requires school heads to manage change effectively. This change management aspect of the daily work of schools heads requires us to think about implementation scenarios. The models that are used by change managers are called change management models. This page aims to provide the theoretical background and the practical know-how to transparently plan, implement and evaluate complex change processes

Based upon formal change management models. ESHA together with several leading universities has created a change management model that can be used by school heads, The model focuses on all necessary steps to implement change. The innovation of the model stands in the fact that it tackles at the same time all the needed areas where change is needed and all the processes that must be affected by change. This differentiates Q4I from many existing approaches, which focus on a single dimension of school without being able to have an impact at the level of the organisation. More information can be found on: http://q4i-schools.eu/

Figure 1 clearly shows the dependency of the actual innovation processes with strategy development, leadership and community involvement.
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How can you ensure that your school is ready to innovate? The Q4I project members have set up these easy steps:
1: Read these valuable documents at this page
2: Asses your school by using the Q4I readiness questionnaire
3: Plan your activities using the innovations guide
4: Communicate with other members of the Q4I network and share your experiences:

Q4I research reports and publications








Background information: EACEA document for innovation management at schools:


BUILDING YOUR ROADMAP TO 21ST CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS A planning tool for education leaders**
http://www.roadmap21.org/assets/Creating-Your-Roadmap-to-21st-Century-Learning-Environments1.pdf
**What makes a school a learning organisation. A guide for policy makers, school leaders and teachers**
https://www.oecd.org/edu/school/school-learning-organisation.pdf
**Here** **is the Technology Enhanced Learning Roadmap (TEL) for Leadership and Planning.**
http://www.digitalschoolseurope.eu/technology-enhanced-learning-roadmap-leadership-planning/






Background information: Formal innovation management approaches

The following change management models are considered to be the most influential ones:
This PDF includes an introduction to the above listed models