Possibility thinking and social change in primary schools
Taylor and Francis
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This paper reviews the nature of possibility thinking (PT) (transformation from what is to what might be, in everyday contexts for children and teachers) and reports on how PT manifested in two English primary schools engaged in social change. It identifies shared characteristics across the schools as well as unique ways in which PT manifested. With a focus on uniquely positioned professional wisdom, each school was engaged in change which rejected some assumptions while integrating new ideas relevant to their community, leading to quiet revolutions. Implications for primary schools that generate their own practices and narratives regarding educational futures are discussed.