Teachmeet SEN12 – Phoenix Centre, Leicester
That was one fantastic day – with some amazing presentations and discussions. I’ll put the links on here that I find.
With other time pressures I didn’t really get my own presentation sorted out, but I meant to include this -
I mentioned the concept of ‘borrowing ideas from other environments’. This video is quite amazing. If you’ve ever been in to a large material handlings operation, you’ll appreciate just how good this model is.
How does this lend to education, and particularly special needs education? One of the speakers today mentioned ‘changing one thing at a time’. If you watch the video again, you’ll notice that the machine is only making one measurement / decision at a time.
Marketing organisations use this approach all the time. They ‘split test’, sending batches of similar mailers to identified groups. The mailers are different by only one thing at a time. It may be a headline, it may be an offer (50% off or ‘buy one get one free’ – basically the same offer). The reason for this ‘single point’ change is quite simple.
If they changed more than one thing and got better results, they don’t know which change worked.
That’s one example of manufacturing, marketing and education using the same ideas for different reasons. It would be great to build up more of these – fire away in the comments section below.