Interest in scaling impactful educational innovations globally has grown over the past decade. However, effective scaling is not merely about introducing promising ideas through design and delivery. It is also about thoughtfully integrating these promising innovations in diverse ways to ensure their growth, depth, and sustained impact.
In 2020, to enhance understanding of effective scaling, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution joined the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), which is a joint endeavor between the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). This initiative paved the way for a cross-national, multi-team, and design-based research and professional support initiative called Research on Scaling the Impact of Innovations in Education (ROSIE). ROSIE intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to collaboratively study, support, and localize the process of scaling education initiatives.
On November 14, CUE hosted an online event to illuminate the latest findings about scaling in education. This event spotlighted the contributions of ROSIE-KIX teams and introduce the project to new stakeholders. More than just discussing “scaling impact in education systems,” the event challenged conventional perspectives, underscore the significance of timely collaborations and harnessing system-level dynamics. Through panel discussions and presentations, CUE presented pivotal insights and highlight three years of the ROSIE teams’ extensive research and scaling efforts.
The event took place on Zoom with simultaneous interpretation and recordings are available in English, French, and Spanish.