Edited By Hamish Coates
Propelling the field: Insights, trends and prospects
Abstract: It would be superficial to draw firm conclusions given the youthful age of this steadily unfolding movement, but it is useful to take brief reflective stock with a view to stimulating further advancements in the field. This final chapter reviews trends discussed in the book, then shifts deeper to evaluate the development of the field more broadly, and finishes by extrapolating several principles for future development. These analyses show that haphazard activity is unfolding in separate and often disjointed vectors, that much activity is driven exogenously rather than through coherently designed and delivered initiatives, and that substantial capability must be built if any meaningful reform is to be realised. The final paragraphs explore the change required to impel major progress in the field.
Keywords: learning outcomes; meta-review; leadership principles