TOC for Education: Global Expansion

TOC for Education: Global Expansion

What is TOC for Education

TOCfE growing worldwide

Origins The Theory of Constraints for Education (TOCfE) was founded in 1995 by the late Dr Eliyahu Goldratt (1947-2011) with the goal to spread the logic based thinking and communication…

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Parents

Parents

Parents

Working with teachers to develop young minds

  Parents supporting their children's learning and behaviour development, and improved self-reliance.  Parents naturally want the best for their children. Most parents do whatever they can within their means to…

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Teachers

Teachers

Teachers

Thinking tools for teaching

  There are currently more than 250,000 educators teaching the TOC thinking tools in more than 24 countries around the world. Australia has now joined numerous European, South American and Asian…

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Students of all ages

Students of all ages

Stimulating students minds

Helping kids of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  Page under construction

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School Administrators

School Administrators

School Administrators

School administrator

Theory of Constraints is a methodology to logically identify and overcome key limitations that prevent a person, organisation or system from achieving its goal.   Leadership in schools comes from…

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Helping educators deliver the curriculum:

These tools aid educators to deliver the curriculum more effectively with less effort.

As students learn and apply these tools to the subject matter they become more resourceful and less dependent on educators for support.

As educators apply the tools to the subject matter, the educators' role shifts  towards learning coach, guiding the students' learning.

The outcomes are:

  • Students depend less and less on memorising to pass exams as their logical reasoning skills are developed.
  • Students depend less on educator intervention for personal support releasing more time for educators to do other things.

 

When applied to behaviour these tools assist with:

  • Analysing the details of a conflict and finding solutions that satisfy needs rather than wants
  • Teaching how to take meaningful actions and decisions in a fair, concise and non-provocative way so that all parties satisfy their needs
  • Understanding the cause-and-effect relationships between actions and consequences, making predictions and creating new and better solutions
  • Enabling teachers and students to confidently work toward achieving personal or group goals

When applied to learning these tools help students:

  • Identify the key ideas or issues within a lesson or text
  • Sequence what they have learned into a logical order for improved understanding
  • Expose and check the validity of assumptions
  • Identify inconsistencies in logic
  • Clarify problems and create their own thoughtful arguments and solutions

Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a set of thinking processes along with common sense methodologies used to logically identify and overcome key limitations that inhibit a person, group or organization from achieving its goal. Most educators very much aspire to a goal of preparing   students of all ages to become responsible and productive now and in the future. Yet, in spite of good intentions, dedication, and current best practices, many obstacles still limit the improvements needed to achieve this objective.

In the words of the creator of TOC, Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1947-2011), “Every improvement is a change but not every change is an improvement.” If we want to create the improvements we envision, then we  must effectively address three questions:

What to Change?

What to Change to?

How to Cause the Change?

TOC for Education, Inc. (TOCfE) is a not for profit foundation (US 501c3) established in the USA by Dr Goldratt in 1995 to address these questions in education through the dissemination of a set of highly robust, logic- based thinking and communication tools. 

 

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