Future of Learning
Over the past year we have been inquiring into the question of the future of learning, such as what is the purpose of school, what do our children need to learn to be prepared for the future and how do schools need to evolve to meet the needs of our learning futures. To read more about this Journey please see the Parents’ Forum Blog.
As part of this journey we have developed a series of short papers that explain the fundamental values of our learning philosophy and the future of learning.
The Why Sheets:
The Future of Learning in Grade 4 and 5: Designed for Learning
In May 2019 we shared some of our plans to begin changing how learning is designed in the school and we shall be beginning that journey in Grade 4 and 5 this August. A pdf copy of the presentation is available here. At the end of the meeting we asked parents to share their feedback and we used that information to create some frequently asked questions that have been answered below:
- Will there still be units of inquiry?
- How will students follow their own interests if the units of inquiry are still predetermined?
- Will there still be benchmarks or curriculum standards?
- How will learners be supported in choosing their learning goals?
- How will students learn things that they aren’t motivated about, there are some things that you just have to learn?
- How do I know what my child will be learning each if the timetable is so flexible?
- How will these changes be managed to make sure it isn’t overwhelming for everyone involved?
- How does this approach support the transition to MYP and Senior School?
- How will I know what is happening at school and what my child is learning?
Parent feedback about the journey so far…
I love the concept and I am really looking forward to my child being a part of this approach. I believe it will bring out wonderful things for her.
I am excited to see my child move to independence and building the future for them.
I am excited to see you opening up the child to the future to be independent, creative and self-directed.
I’m genuinely excited. I feel so privileged my kids are in this environment and learning community.
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