Four Trends Shaping More Agile Education Innovation Leadership in Thailand - and Beyond


  • Eugene Kowch University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Surapon Boonlue King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi


Innovation, Leadership, Technology, Organization, Instruction, Design, Adaptability, Ethics


The purpose of this paper is to support next generation innovation leader development by exploring four major trends shaping education in the remainder of the 21st century. First, we explore the shift in leading organizations from stand-alone, more isolated institutions to offer tactics for developing more partnered, relationship-based structures. Second, we trace a powerful instructional leadership trend away from instructor-centered to participative learning, with strategies for designing and leading learning. Next, we expose an education technology leadership trend from innovation (apps) adoption to experiment-driven adaptation, with concepts for leading emergence. Finally, we examine a global trend toward inclusive, equitable education systems so we offer some ethical and moral approaches for leading innovation - with heart.


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