Constant change calls for a society that can be adaptable and innovative when designing an education with the future in mind. But how can we design education if we do not understand who we are designing it for? Recognising the need to place students at the centre of our design process, we ask ourselves:
Episode T explores these topics through conversations with thought leaders, educators, and even students who are encouraging students and teachers to exercise curiosity, innovate, and think ahead and out of the box in their part of the world.
Now that you have watched Episode T, take the next 30 minutes to reflect on and discuss these topics together with your group. Conversation prompts are provided in the guidebook below.
Next, it’s time to take the first step forward. A toolkit is provided in the guidebook to help you apply your shared ideas and inspiration in your own class!
The journey of recreating education is meant to be enjoyed together. Here are some organisations with amazing programmes that are encouraging students and teachers to exercise curiosity, innovate, and think ahead and out of the box. Connect with them to find out how you can bring your students’ learning experience beyond the classroom.
Chumbaka is a social enterprise based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia that encourages innovative thinking, empathy, and creativity in children and develops life skills for the future through after-school technology programmes covering coding, electronics, app development, and 3D design and printing. They also offer free short courses online so that all students across the country can participate from home. Find out how your students can get involved here.
Classroom Adventures is passionate about making learning exciting. Utilising knowledge from the success of published games like The Cikgu Life and Kantin Wars, they use gamified solutions and experiential experiences to create learning growth both within and outside classrooms. Classroom Adventures also offers financial literacy workshops for students, and socio-emotional learning training for educators. More info here.
HundrED is a not-for-profit organisation, which identifies impactful and scalable K12 innovations and helps them spread. They also conduct original, multi-stakeholder research focusing on the continual improvement of education around the world and finding practical solutions to make this happen. Be inspired by the specialists and schools who are innovating for the future of education here.