I have to admit that I have an element of distrust about education “awards”. I think this is related to my emerging thoughts on good/best practice: http://fkelly.co.uk/2012/01/good-practice/ However, there’s something in this idea which appeals to me.
I don’t think we’d do anything web-focused, there’s quite a few of those sort of “best blog” type awards around already. And anyway, Pedagoo isn’t really about blogs and twitter as such, it’s more about making use of blogs and twitter to develop and share practice in order to improve the educational outcomes for our learners.
So, what would our awards be for? Well how about the following awards, each of which could have a number of categories: Educator/School/Local Authority/Student…?
So, there could be an ‘Innovation Award’ given to an educator AND a school AND a Local Authority and so on…
How would this work? I think we could ask for nominations from individuals as blog posts on pedagoo.org. The nominations would need to include an explanation for each category submitted. We could then either have some sort of vote amongst the community…or the formation of a judging panel…I’m not sure what would be best here.
Why does this appeal to me? As Eddie said…
So…what do you think? Good idea or bad idea? If you think there’s something in the idea, how do you think it should work? And, given that we normally need a new #PedagooAdmin for each new Pedagoo idea…would you be interested in running these awards?
Would love your feedback on this…please comment below…