Speaking at the SLT Conference in Les Martinets, Switzerland on Saturday, Puttock said the vision is a continuation of the work Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is doing to think and move beyond traditional education practices by providing unique, transformational learning experiences for students.
The vision he outlined includes a blueprint to develop the skills, attitudes and attributes students need in the 21st century and beyond that will help transform the lives of young people. The unique collaborations the group has with world-leading organisations like The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and UNICEF are all at the core of this strategy.
“As educators, we must deliver today an education that will prepare our students for what tomorrow will bring,” Mr Puttock said.
“Experiential learning, real-life and authentic experiences, extend 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.”
Mr Puttock described the student of the future as someone resilient, flexible, confident and an autonomous life-long learner. They will be technologically competent and analytical, collaborative and socially conscious and active. The student of the future will be curious and will seek to both identify and solve problems.
While a number of top international schools offer exciting opportunities to develop and apply skills like cultural awareness and competency, empathy, collaboration and the ability to communicate effectively and confidently, Mr Puttock said NAE schools were uniquely placed to offer environments for exceptional learning by working with leading-edge educators MIT in STEAM subjects, Juilliard for the performing arts and UNICEF to provide a framework for learning global citizenship.
“We have outstanding collaborations with world leaders. We need to be proud of who we are, and what we do. Our global scale allows us to provide outstanding opportunities,” he said.