Shifting the Education Paradigm
In this TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson argues that our current educational systems are still based on a industrial paradigm of education – education is increasingly standardised and about conformity, and kids, who are living in the most stimulating age in history, fail to see the point of going to school, which is about ‘finding the right answers to pass the tests’ rather than about stimulating divergent thinking. Here at Whittlesea Secondary College we are working to support our students to work flexibly in a rapidly changing world.
Student Centred Learning
In this TEDx talk Peter Hutton, former Principal of Templestowe College explains how schools are able to make a shift from the traditional practices for traditions sake. We work in a supported model to ensure our students get to make choices. Our ultimate goal to have our young people go to be adults who can make good decisions and succeed in any pathway they choose. We continue to work with Peter Hutton, who is now the Director of the Future Schools Alliance, along with many schools locally, nationally and internationally.