Next month Tobin and I will explore Future of Learning ideas at the IB Regional Conference in the Hague (see research and higher education strand).
Yesterday Tobin Bechtel and I had the pleasure of facilitating a session with the IB academic team at their offices in the Hague. It was fantastic to work with such a committed and thoughtful group of educators as we consider the learner of the future and what this might mean for the IB. One of the tasks that we did was to reflect upon the IB mission statement and consider what words or phrases would continue to be relevant in the future.
Singapore invests in innovation and creativity
For the past few years Singapore (with some of the highest student achievement according to PISA) has been investing heavily in the arts to promote innovation, creativity etc. From a different study that I read recently one of the big needs in Germany over the next 20 years will be creativity and innovation. A few years ago I was fortunate enough to visit the Singapore School of the Arts ( http://www.sota.edu.sg/ ) and it is fantastic to see that the arts are becoming central to this particular education system.