Pillar Presentation - Talent & Education

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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

  1. 1. Education Pillar Summit Outcome & 2011 Action Plan
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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’
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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’
  10. 10. 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’
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Education Pillar Summit Outcome & 2011 Action Plan

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