Anthropogogy is a new approach that will replace pedagogy. Nir Golan offers a new definition of Anthropogogy as: "Leading a person (regardless of age) throughout significant learning towards behavioral change that can be implemented immediately" (Golan, 2014). In order to assimilate this new approach educational leaders are needed.
There are ten guidelines to assimilate Anthropogogy in schools:
1. Educational leaders must effectively and consistently model the use of the "significant learning model" they expect teacher to use in their classrooms with the students.
The significant learning model
· Action- needs identification and learner performance
· Behavior- conceptualization of the action
· Norm- transformation of the behavior to a norm
· Value- defining the value in the behavior
· Identity redefined- redefinition of my unique identity
· Teaching- Using the Anthropogogy model to teach the other
2. Educational leaders must be consistent in their decisions and expectations about the Anthropogogy approach in the school.
3. The educational leader's communication about the pace and process of assimilating the "significant learning model" needs to be clear and reasonable.
4. The educational leader must provide appropriate professional development plan: time and resources to support effective classroom assimilation of the model.
5. The educational leader must support early adopters and risk takers.
6. The educational leader must do whatever it takes to ensure that all staff has early preparation to the Anthropogogy approach that the student will be using in their classrooms.
7. The educational leader must take it clear that all decisions relating to Anthropogogy will be made by him with impute from the other experts, not the other way around.
8. The educational leader must set and support the expectation that student work will be done by using the model.
9. Educational leader must ensure that families and the public are kept informed about school's Anthropogogy approach and progress relating to its use of the model as a learning method.
10. The Educational leader must be an active and public champion for all students, staff members, and the school of assimilating a vision of fully Anthropogogy approach for the second decade of twenty-first century.
· Based on: The National Association of Secondary Schools Principals (NASSP) ten guidelines to assist school leaders in integrating technology in their schools and leadership practices (Demsky, 2012).