An Apology on Global Citizenship is offered in response to an article Does “Global Citizenship” really exist? by Mr John Godfrey (Head, Toronto French School), which was presented at the IB Heads World Conference in October 2011 in Singapore. We … Continue reading
“You won’t believe it, but my mom told me that I can go on the New York trip. She said that since this was my passion, they would support it.” A grade 10 student recently shared this exciting news with … Continue reading
At TEDx London, Sir Ken Robinson concluded the day’s conference with a poignant reminder: “The reason why today’s conversation is so important is that we are living in revolutionary times; that’s why we need a revolution in education”.
He identifies two major drivers of change, population growth and technology, both of which are changing exponentially …
“And that rate of change is going to accelerate; it’s not going to decrease …”Continue reading
“The reason I think we need a revolution [in education] is really captured in a phrase you hear politicians often misuse. They talk about the need to ‘get back to basics’ in education; and, I think, we should. The problem, I think, is that many politicians, when they say “get back to basics”, seem to believe the basics are a group of subjects that they did when they were at school; and in particular, they tend to emphasise literacy and numeracy and science. Well, of course, they are fantastically important; but the basics of education are not a group of subjects. The basics in education are fundamental purposes …”Continue reading
Allowing students to achieve identified learning outcomes in a manner most suitable to them, while providing them with the opportunities to determine when, how and with what they choose to learn, are probably the most fundamental issues in establishing a meaningful and authentic learning experience. It should come as no surprise that these concepts flow quite naturally from the three components of an authentic learning experience …Continue reading