Resistance to change
Resistance to change
by: Kandy Flip - 08-10-12 23:27
Has anyone got any refuseniks in their team resisting the revised EYFS? At my setting, many of my colleagues are disliking our new paperwork that demands that they get familiar with the three characteristics of learning. They say they are too hard for them to get their head around. Despite the training, the conversations during planning meetings and the written explanations, most of my colleagues in my room would rather just jot down what a child is doing and which learning area it is without considering how children are learning. In other words, they're in denial about the revised curriculum and trying to pretend it's 2008 all over again. it took my colleagues until today through much coaxing to download and print off their own personal copies of the revised Development Matters.
How can people charged with supporting children to be open to learning and change be so resistant to learning and change themselves?
More importantly, what can I do about it?
RE: Resistance to change - 09-10-12 19:29
the manager heens to lead, print it off make good paperwork which is incredibly simple and share her passion. noone likes change but the leader sets the pace. those who dont change are met with for supervision and told they have to.
RE: Resistance to change - 12-11-12 12:10
by: Lil Miss Purple
I must admit I have found the changes very confusing. I have been in this profession a long time and I miss the old paperwork! In my experience it is taking longer to complete, there is more of it, and I usually end up completing it at home. Maybe if you could find a simpler way of doing it. I like to jot down obs then next step from that ob working with the childs interests, but now you have to go through the tracking etc. I think a lot of peoples resistance is due to the fact they feel it is taking them away from the children. I empathise with this, and what I would do is go through it step by step, maybe getting ideas from staff to see how they think it will work better. Paperwork will always be a pain, but unfortunately it is necessary hey?
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