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Agile in the Alps: Stories of the Agile Classroom, from Teaching and Learning to Administration

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Teachers at Leysin American School (LAS), an international boarding school in Switzerland, began a journey of self-regulation back in 2013–2014 as a means to improve how their students work in the classroom. Along this journey, many agile practices were considered and adapted to suit the needs of the students and the school. One integral theme that remains throughout is the idea of shifting mindset, which values process over product. Further change has allowed for the school to spread the infusion of agile practices from its initial implementation in the classroom, to other aspects of the school such as residential life, administrative work and for hiring purposes. These have become pieces of an ever evolving “Agile in the Alps” community, which allows continuous reflection on not just education, but how the way we work in the future can be adapted. In this chapter, staff from LAS have captured their understanding of agile in their context and detailed the way that they see it working for them. This chapter begins with stories from the classroom and finishes with some examples from the administrative side of the school.

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Cosgrove, N., Cosgrove, T., Graham, S., Magnuson, P. (2022). Agile in the Alps: Stories of the Agile Classroom, from Teaching and Learning to Administration. In: MacCallum, K., Parsons, D. (eds) Industry Practices, Processes and Techniques Adopted in Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3517-6_12

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