Brave New World 1: Dumping School Subjects To Succeed
I'm kicking off a new line of thought on the back of last month's Naace Annual Conference on the elements we need in a Brave New World of education.
I've written the first post over on our partner site at GETideas.org, looking at the fascinating and, yes, brave work going on in schools who are choosing to harness the RSA's Opening Minds Curriculum.
I'm hoping that apparenly embattled leadership colleagues in the US might sit up when they see the confidence of the youngsters I interviewed for the post, and feel that they can engage in a different way of doing things from the perceived norm.
I sit on the Board of Trustees for this framework that sets out competences, not school subjects, as the principal mechanism through which students learn the 'hows' and 'whats' of the world. It's not dissimilar in goal to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, with the RSA's Opening Minds accreditation scheme acting as a means to provide stellar professional development and coaching between schools who "are there" with those new to this way of thinking and working.