Education for a better future – Think progress.. not precedent
‘Over a century ago, the great educationalist John Dewey warned ‘if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.’ This insight is more relevant now than ever before. As we brace for a perfect storm of technological and social change, the need for educational transformation has never been greater’.
Michael McQueen, Trend Expert, Keynote Speaker International Baccalaureate Global Conference, March 2023
I am very proud that Annesley presented a workshop at the IB Global conference on our Enterprise program this week. It was an opportunity to showcase the innovative work that our talented Annesley team have undertaken over the last eight years. It highlighted the school’s commitment to creating quality, future-focused learning programs that empower our students to create impact in an increasingly complex world, while also preparing them with essential skills for their future.
With the conference theme ‘Education for an inclusive future’, our Enterprise program is allowing our students to achieve success in diverse ways and empower them with capacity to create impact. The workshop was full and over-flowing with educators, keen to learn more about what we do and how.
Afterwards, I received this message from the Leadership Team from Le Jardin Academy in Hawaii:
Aloha, I am a Dean of Experiential Ed at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua Hawaii. Some of my teachers sat in on your school’s presentation at the IB World Conference and couldn’t stop talking about how impressed they were with your program. We will be in Adelaide through tomorrow and we’re wondering if we’d be able to visit and observe teaching and learning at your school. Mahalo!
And from an educator working at Canberra Grammar School:
I was super impressed with what’s happening at Annesley, and it’s been truly inspiration hearing from you, David and Dylan about the amazing opportunities you provide the students at your school’.
I hosted the Le Jardin team on Wednesday morning, they saw our learning spaces, learning in action and chatted with our teachers. They purchased coffee from the Bouncing Bean Café, Bouncing Bean Keep Cups, artwork from the Local Buy Annesley shop and even a second-hand Annesley bag from Unify!
Education should be diverse to meet the needs of students but also to meet the needs of an uncertain future. We are not only preparing students for the future, we are also preparing them to create the future.