Tuesday, 3 October 2017
BEING WORLD CLASS MATTERS... OK ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH ANY MORE!
High-performing countries like China, Finland, South Korea, and Singapore and those like Canada and Australia, who see a future where automation, globalisation and collaboration are changing the landscape, realise the global economic landscape has changed. In response, they are re-imagining their education systems by focusing on developing world class skills. We need to persuade the powers that be here that the future is only going to be secured if we develop a World Class Learning Framework to drive our learning landscape. A framework built on World Class Skills as well as subjects.
In Australia, Canada, China, Finland, South Korea, and Singapore, the powers that be, realise that character, resilience, grit, enterprise and creativity need to be at the heart of their learning provision and they are broadening their curriculum offer to create communicative, imaginative, tech-savvy, multilingual students who are prepared for jobs that do not yet exist. In these nations education, skills and learning matters and increasingly an intense focus is being placed on attracting the brightest and the best into teaching. We need to do the same!