learning around the world
As a teacher my career has enabled me to work in different parts of the world from South Korea and China to the USA, Denmark and Germany. It started as a student teacher avoiding travel and a fear of the unfamiliar. In 1992 I worked in Brittany setting up an outdoor education centre, this was the start of my educationally based travels. As I have ventured further I have seen myself and my home through fresh eyes. We can learn so much from approaches and cultures in different places. Teaching about bias and perception is a must. As teachers, parents, as learners let’s recognise that we have to ACT now, each day, to create a world where we are curious about another’s context and create a socially just world. In the US I supported disadvantaged high school leadership, staff and students to succeed in alternative provision through a blended approach, the schools funded teachers to be available around the clock. The development of elementary curriculum and the accompanying platform was a fantastic opportunity to link Project Based Learning to common core standards. In China I supported a new staff team to deliver the American High School Diploma in an international school. Working with KACES in South Korea I was invited by the Royal Society of Art to speak about creativity and AI. I have worked in Germany for a wonderful Berlin start up and have regularly worked with Lene Jensby Lange from Denmark around learning spaces.