Activity 1 

This activity is linked to the ‘Watch’ Section. Please watch the video before running the activity.

Do the force field analysis for your school. Include among the driving forces the benefits of change (school and personal benefits – learner benefits, teacher benefits, management benefits).

Think about and list the external/internal pressures that further motivate the change related to digital development (think about legislation, societal expectations, or, if it makes sense, creating any (competitive) advantage over other schools or the opposite: eliminating a disadvantage). 

Also, identify the forces (handicaps and constraints) that hold back change. 

Which side do you think is stronger? Do you think this change can be introduced because the driving forces are stronger? How could the driving forces be used to facilitate/ease the introduction of the necessary changes? How could the restraining forces be reduced?

Spend about 10 minutes on this task independently and make notes for yourself, then spend another 20 minutes discussing the results with your senior colleagues: what do they think about the feasibility of introducing this change?