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Measurement for Learning: A Different Approach to Improvement

john Burgoyne writes on the Centre for Public Impact website. Read the full article here. We propose a way of thinking that acknowledges that: Collecting data through measurement is useful, as it allows us to better understand problems we face and our progress The problems we face are complex in nature, however, so holding people accountable to metrics beyond their control is not helpful Measurement should not be used for top-down control, but rather to learn […]

Human. Learning. Systems.

A cross-sectoral collaborative in the UK, including Collaborate, Dr Toby Lowe, and the Centre for Public Impact, have developed a helpful approach: Human Learning Systems, an alternative approach to public management centred on learning in complexity. Human Learning Systems calls for practices such as “experimentation, gathering data, sense-making, and reflective practice” to be included in how we think about measurement. Given the complexity of the environments government operates in, learning can no longer be viewed as “a luxury”, […]

Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]