Bottom up

The teacher who is closest to the class/group or pupil, decides what aspects will be worked on and the measures which will be implemented.

“The one doing the job, knows the problems.” This is the basis which determines who will decide what will be analysed and reflected upon when the groups of teachers endeavour to understand and find appropriate strategies which can be used to solve or reduce the challenges facing the school.

When it is the teachers themselves who define what is complicated and difficult, they probably also know best what they need to learn more about. This type of approach to development work in the school means that it is the teachers who come with the request for new theories. It is not the teachers’ superiors who define what the teachers need to learn more about.