Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Building Collective Ambition - Vision Worth Working Toward

“This is not the end, but it is a new beginning... It is not what is ultimately required, but it is the essential foundation on which to build greater, collective ambition.”

Attributed to Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican diplomat who serves as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during Cancun conference on climate change in  Climate Talks End with Modest Deal on Emissions, John Broder, Dec 11, 2010, New York Times.

"Collective Ambition" suggests that  stakeholders might reach an agreement infused with energy and a shared commitment to achieve something better, together.

Similarly, a "Vision Worth Working Toward" is more than an expectation and less than a prediction.  It must be an inspiring but plausible goal that participants can work toward and make visible progress - soon.  More from the TLT Group...

Information technology can be the excuse and the means to make almost any kinds of change in education and elsewhere.  Think about the kinds of change that might happen to your students, your colleagues, your institution, and yourself.
See previous posting for another nugget - "Better to take small steps than trip making a big leap " - from this conference.

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