A Guide to Support Implementation:
Essential Conditions


Culture of Learning

Successful implementation is possible in environments where education stakeholders are committed to sharing the responsibility for supporting implementation within a culture of learning.

What is it?

A culture of learning is a social/emotional environment in which inquiry, risk-taking, sharing and collaboration are encouraged in order to optimize student learning.

Why is it important?

To create and cultivate a culture of learning, leaders model and share strategies for inquiry, risk-taking, sharing and collaboration. Stakeholders are empowered to experiment, take risks, make decisions and adjust their course.

What does it look like?

Intentionally addressing the essential conditions requires that education stakeholders collaborate to:

  • Implement educational policies, curricula, programs, initiatives and priorities within a culture of learning that allows for risks and ensures that stakeholders learn from the risks they take
  • Consider a broad range of activities
  • Balance the needs of the individual, the school and the jurisdiction
  • Ensure shared responsibility for the policy, curricula, program, priority or initiative to be implemented