So, how can schools create good connections between their teachers and students and deliver on their promise of world-class education? The latest research into this field shows us that teachers should be leaving behind traditional textbook-based practices in favour of a tailored, more personalised approach for each student.
These days, “personalised learning” is more than a buzzword, it is now widely adopted by the best international schools around the world as an approach that enables teachers to deliver effective learning based on the understanding of each student.
Too often, teachers stand in front of large classes and attempt to transmit a body of knowledge in the hope that every student would be able to assimilate it. However, modern educators believe that traditional-style learning in schools isn’t effective at equipping children with all the skills necessary for the jobs of the future.
“We believe education has to be personalised,” says Nord Anglia Education Director Andy Puttock. “As educators today, we must deliver an education that will prepare our students for what tomorrow will bring. Experiential learning, real-life and authentic experiences, extended classroom learning for every student. They are a core part of our personalised learning process. Everything we do must bridge the gap between the type of learning we received in the past, where students came to school to be simply filled with knowledge, and their future needs.”