Structured Planning

Structured planning is defined by the concept of the Gantt chart.

Gantt Chart

This planning model was introduced by Henry Gantt in 1910 as a tool for engineering processes through a series of sequential tasks.

It embodies a core premise of the Cartesian Mindset, one that believes that all complex systems can be broken down into their parts, understood in their entirety, and then reconfigured.

This premise was deterministic and assumed a hierarchical control structure. One that became known as ‘command and control’ management.

The concept of Gantt charts was a key model of scientific management, called Taylorism that developed out of the Efficiency Movement.

The original architects of our education system used these principles when defining the structure of education – one that has been in place for more than 100 years.

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