INSIGHTS from Nord Anglia Education Introduced to You by Ben Turner, Principal, The British International School Budapest
- 14 Nov 2023 2:55 PM
We are fortunate to have a huge pool of talented educationalists, from our teachers and leaders, through to our central education team and Education Advisory Board.
October saw the launch of a brand-new publication from Nord Anglia Education called INSIGHTS that looks at the subjects that matter most to young people and their parents when it comes to education.
The magazine includes a range of thought-provoking content and opinions offered by the contributors.
The articles cover topics such as: Can children learn how to be happy? And if they can, will it make a difference? Do children need knowledge anymore when everything’s a click or a swipe away with AI? Does learning about ‘making a difference’ (as in social impact) actually make any difference?
Several of the articles resonate very closely with our approach here at BISB.
The strong focus on emotional wellbeing in “In Pursuit of Happiness” aligns closely with the work we do within our PSHE curriculum, Guidance programme and the strong pastoral structures we employ where all staff take responsibility for student’s wellbeing.
At BISB, we are also committed to building the skills, dispositions and sense of agency required for students to take positive action in their world. Social Impact learning designed around the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN Charter for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are built into the learning experience.
We were the first group within NAE to be awarded the Social Impact Distinction - Silver award in recognition of our work in this area. In response to the article “Does learning about ‘making a difference’ actually make any difference?” we would be a firm yes!
Finally, the two articles “Knowledge is Power” and “Life in the Skills Locker” focus on the importance of knowledge and the development of skills and dispositions and align closely with the way we construct our curriculum and teaching.
It is our belief that it is misleading to view knowledge and skills/dispositions as opposing, and the integration of both is critical to contemporary education.
I invite you to read, reflect, enjoy and share INSIGHTS by clicking on the link here
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