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Presentation of the ideas generated from the discussions, the gaps, medium to long-term plans, priority areas for 2011.

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    Pillar Presentation - Talent & Education Pillar Presentation - Talent & Education Presentation Transcript

    • Education Pillar Summit Outcome & 2011 Action Plan
    • Mission
      • Exploit the talent, creativity and innovation in Barbadians of all ages in order for Barbados to be the #1 Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020
      • Measures of Success for 2011
      • 2 x Champions for each theme in place by 1 Feb 11
      • Audit of “Enterprise Coverage” in schools complete by 1 Apr 11
      • Review of teacher training programmes which enable entrepreneurism reported by 1 Jun 11
      • Proposal for teacher exchange programme (Creativity and innovation) in place by 1 Aug 11
      • Proposal for a national schools work experience programme submitted to the Dept for education by 1 Sep 11
    • What does World Class look like? Singapore: Technology Universities teamed with businesses and focused on innovation Singapore: Partnerships: Yale, MiT, Zhejiang, Imperial Singapore: Courses designed and created to build the graduates necessary for future growth
    • What does World Class look like? UK –Enterprise education mandated in every school UK - Enterprise specialist Schools established UK – National Enterprise Academy established UK - Programs for primary schools
    • Where is Barbados on the Benchmark Indicators? Benchmark / Indicators World Class Barbados Education in preparation for the future Singapore - 9 5 A culture of creativity and risk in learning ??? 3 Enterprise embedded at the centre of learning UK - 8 5 Innovative, inclusive, child centred teacher training Sweden- 8 4
    • Situation in Barbados
      • Education in preparation for the future
      • Literacy rate of 99.7% (5th in the world) (US/UK=21st)
      • Free education to age 16 regardless of background or means
      • A culture of creativity and risk in learning
      • Strong pride and desire to succeed
      • Poor responses to challenge, despite ‘A Grades’.
      • Presentation skills often poor
      • Limited horizon regarding ‘what is possible’
    • Situation in Barbados
      • Enterprise embedded at the centre of learning
      • Critical thinking skills often underdeveloped
      • Innovative, inclusive, child centred teacher training
      • Young people tend to an instinctive ‘ No’ answer rather than an instinctive ‘Yes’
      • “ Pedagogy stifles creativity – teachers deliver and students receive”
      • Entrepreneurship viewed as risk – not always the ‘preferred route’ for children
      • Key Themes
      • Education in preparation for the future
      • A culture of creativity and risk in learning
      • Enterprise embedded at the centre of learning
      • Innovative, inclusive, child centred teacher training
    • Narrowing the Gap – The Nature of the Task
      • Challenge the aspirations of young people in Barbados
      • Challenge the impression of Entrepreneurs amongst young people
      • Bring Entrepreneurs out from behind the ‘closed doors’
    • Narrowing the Gap – The Nature of the Task
      • Review the concept of ‘failure’ and risk taking
      • Bring entrepreneurship into routine dialogue, educate everyone everywhere
      • We are all entrepreneurs in our own right not ‘just employees’
      • Education in preparation for the future
      • 2011
        • Establish enterprise on the curriculum in schools
        • 2012
        • Create centres of excellence in the school system
        • Include Mandarin/ Portuguese in school curriculum
        • Increase number of schools that champion entrepreneurship
        • 2014
        • Execute Educational reform
      • A Culture Of Creativity And Risk In Learning
      • 2011
      • Espouse the benefits of the IB approach
      • Encourage entrepreneurs to continue visiting schools and share experiences of failure / success
      • 2012
      • Embed positive risk taking as an element of learning and development
      • Develop a Junior Apprentice programme to challenge learners to examine risk
      • Grow Young Entrepreneur Programmes
      • Enterprise Embedded At The Centre Of Learning
        • 2011
        • Establish a programme to give very school child the opportunity for work experience
        • Develop the programme to bring schools and successful business residents together
        • 2012
      • Create a network to join business mentors and teachers
      • 2014
        • Embrace Entrepreneurship in exams and syllabus
      • Innovative, Inclusive, Child Centred Teacher Training
      • 2012
      • Institute Young Entrepreneur Programmes in schools at every level (start with junior levels)
      • 2014
      • Review 11+/CXC system – avoid categorising children early
      • Review the teacher training system to focus on engagement as well as delivery
      • Institute a teacher exchange programme with overseas colleges/schools
    • 2011 Action Plan – Executing The Plan What Why When Who Status Remarks /Actions
        • Establish enterprise on the curriculum in schools
      Espouse the benefits of the IB approach to education
        • Establish a programme to give very school child the opportunity for work experience
    • Education Pillar Summit Outcome & 2011 Action Plan