Lord David Puttnam, Chairman, Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board said: “We're proud to unveil the first edition of INSIGHTS, which is filled with informative articles and expert opinions. Our mission is to shed light on the complexities of modern education as we all strive to prepare the next generation for a rapidly changing world’.
While new articles are launching regularly, at its launch INSIGHTS’ articles explore how families can better prepare the next generation for success our rapidly changing world:
- 'In Pursuit of Happiness' delves into the essential role emotional well-being plays in the lives of young learners, emphasizing the role of emotional well-being for long term success. Expert opinions on the importance of family and schools promoting happiness, suggesting it may be a more significant predictor of adult mental health than academic achievement. The Village School's own Head of School, Bill Delbrugge said, "INSIGHTS magazine is a great resource for parents and teachers alike as it highlights the unique challenges we all face in ensuring the wellness of our children and students. This article in particular does a great job of making suggestions for real world applications that can benefit everyone involved with K-12 education.
- 'The Fourth Education Revolution' pushes us to ponder the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in education and argues that AI could revolutionize education by offering more personalized learning experiences. It suggests AI can address issues like social inequality a student mental health while also relieving teacher workload.
- 'Life in the Skills Locker' takes a turn towards the importance of soft skills, urging us to think beyond traditional academic metrics. This article highlights the importance of skills such as emotional intelligence and critical thinking for future success. The Village School is a great example of an institution adopting STEAM curriculum and problem-solving projects to prepare students for the working world.
- 'Knowledge is Power?' questions the evolving role of memorization in our age of information abundance. While foundational knowledge is essential the emphasis is on developing agile learners who can apply their knowledge in real world contexts.
- 'Social Purpose. Real World Value or Virtual Signaling?' challenges us to reconsider what authentic social impact looks like in educational settings. Driven by interest in social and environmental causes, institutions are offering resources for impactful student-led initiatives.
In addition to its collection of thought-provoking articles, INSIGHTS will also serve as a platform to share the latest research findings, interviews with educational leaders, and opinion pieces on best practices in teaching and learning.
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