A Curriculum Model fit for the 21st Century

The Learning Renaissance

So what does a relevant twenty first century education look like?

Well firstly, it must extend beyond content if it is to have relevance and coherence both for the learner and the teacher. It needs to have a unifying theory of knowledge underpinning it so that learning is structured, meaningful and relational rather than discrete and built in subject silos.

It will require the learner to be actively involved in developing expertise to assess their own progress and adjust their performance following peer and self critical feedback.

It will need the learner to develop competences which are transferable to society beyond the school environment – leadership, followership, problem-solving, team-work, the ability to communicate and present coherently and convincingly.

Two relevant approaches are the International Baccalaureate from the IBO and the RSA Opening Minds curriculum which was developed as a response to the challenge of the Confederation for British Industry to…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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