Gairín Talks about Change Management and Innovation in Education Management
On Wednesday, 27 November 2013, Dr. Joaquín Gairín gave a talk on change management to students from the Organization and Management of Educational Institutions specialization programme. Dr. Gairín is the head of the Department of Teaching and Educational Organization at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
“Planning and training are essential conditions for innovation”, affirmed Dr. Gairín, speaking about the keys to innovation in teaching. “The directors of educational institutions are responsible for promoting innovation that is focused on improvement”, he declared, underlining the important role played by institutional heads in change management.
The session was highly interactive and students were able to make contributions and ask questions, which allowed Dr. Gairín to tailor his talk to the queries that were put to him.