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Building Schools for the Future Shift Happens


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Slides to set the context for discussions relating to the future vision for teaching and learning and building new schools.

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Building Schools for the Future Shift Happens

  1. 1. building schools for the future bsf
  2. 2. There's a dark little joke exchanged by educators with a dissident streak…
  3. 3. Rip Van Winkle awakens in the 21st century after a hundred- year snooze and is, of course, utterly bewildered by what he sees.
  4. 4. Men and women dash about, talking to small metal devices pinned to their ears.
  5. 5. Young people sit at home on sofas, moving miniature athletes around on electronic screens
  6. 6. Older folk defy death and disability with metronomes in their chests and with hips made of metal and plastic.
  7. 7. Airports, hospitals, shopping malls… every place Rip goes just baffles him
  8. 8. But when he finally walks into a classroom , the old man knows exactly where he is.
  9. 9. "This is a school," he declares. "We used to have these back in 1908 . Only now the blackboards are white."
  10. 10. circa. 1908
  11. 11. circa. 1948
  12. 12. circa. 2008
  13. 13. How do you design a school for the future when you can’t predict tomorrow?
  14. 18. The 5% of the population in China
  15. 19. of the UK
  16. 20. 7%
  17. 21. They have more gifted & talented students, than we have students
  18. 27. UK
  19. 28. It is estimated that
  20. 32. According to former US Secretary of Education Richard Riley…
  21. 38. In the UK, 98% of 12 year-olds want “ to do well at school ”
  22. 39. And yet, only 38% look forward to going to school.
  23. 40. According to BBC News, a new blog is created every second .
  24. 44. 1,400,000 UK pupils have their own web page.
  25. 53. It is estimated that a week’s worth of The Times…
  26. 59. For students starting a three-year university degree, this means that . . .
  27. 60. half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by the end of their studies.
  28. 62. 7 out of 10 teenagers have a handheld games machine
  29. 63. 9 out of 10 teenagers have a home computer , a mobile phone and a games console
  30. 64. 84% of young people play computer games at least once a fortnight
  31. 65. 72% of teachers never play computer games
  32. 68. £500
  33. 70. Change is the law of life. And those who look to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F Kennedy
  34. 71. flexible classrooms technology
  35. 75. extending learning spaces
  36. 79. collaboration meeting preparation
  37. 84. transforming spaces
  38. 87. outside inside outdoor learning
  39. 90. Top considerations for creating a future looking learning environment <ul><li>Work in mixed age groups in line with abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Project based learning where there are cross-subject collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>ICT – maximise benefits of latest technology </li></ul><ul><li>Form groups – mixed age or year groups </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of internal spaces where pupils can socialise at break times </li></ul>
  40. 91. Top considerations for creating a future looking learning environment <ul><li>new models for independent study – how can ICT support this? </li></ul><ul><li>move teachers not pupils to create less traffic and improve behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>embrace the role of school as a community hub and encourage greater involvement of parents </li></ul><ul><li>reduce the number of “subject specific” teaching spaces and move away from teacher “ownership” of a classroom </li></ul>
  41. 92. Credits: Karl Fisch Scott McLeod Jeff Brenman Ray Fleming Microsoft Matt Horne School Financial Management – October 2008