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Apr 21, 2022

What are the objectives of education and how best can we prepare students for the future?


Our host for this episode is Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning at Cambridge Assessment International Education. He is joined by the co-authors of Thrive, a book that looks at the purpose of schools in a changing world. Valerie Hannon is Co-founder of the Innovation Unit and the Global Education Leaders Partnership, and Consultant Advisor to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Dr Amelia Peterson is part of the founding faculty of the London Interdisciplinary School and holder of a PhD in Education from Harvard University.


We also hear from four school leaders who feature in the book. Andy Moor, CEO of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Brooke Moore, District Principal of Enquiry and Innovation at Delta School District. Kim Ondrik, Principal of Mill Bay Nature School. And Rae Snape, Head Teacher of Milton Road Primary School.  


Show notes:

Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring – baseline assessments

Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World

Tom Sherrington, The Learning Rainforest

Encyclical letter, Ludato si’, Pope Francis

Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS)

The Green School, Bali

The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better, Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

Everyone’s invited

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