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Managing Curriculum-based Education: Institute a Culture of Learning Based on Assessment and Evaluation

Overview

There are many ways to collect data so that we learn from both our mistakes and successes. Data allows us to make informed decisions, but how do we generate new ideas? Who do we ask to contribute? Do we have time to pilot – create a prototype or test our ideas before putting them into practice?

In this resource you’ll find a list of short videos and articles, guiding questions, and additional resources. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

How to use this resource:

  • Complete the following activity.
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Activity

  1. View the video Learning from Innovation Failure: Lessons from the Museum of Failure (29:49) by Samuel West and answer the following questions:
    • Has your education program ever failed? Describe.
    • What did you learn?
    • What are some ways that you can encourage innovation?
  2. View the video What is Design Thinking and create a list of potential stakeholders that could help you re-imagine your park education program.

Guiding Questions

  • How does your park create new ideas?
  • How does your park evaluate those ideas?
  • What are some ways that you can “establish a team climate of psychological safety” where employees can take meaningful risks?
  • What tips can you share with others on how you have learned from failure?

Additional Resources

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