In 2014 St Paul’s introduced the concept of Agile Learning where we began a transformational journey into developing more agile spaces for the development of the learners future skills. The spaces are aimed at encouraging all students to take over the reins of their own learning, and grow their curiosity, creativity, collaboration, communication skills with deeper engagement with learning. The Year 4 and 5 classrooms have been set up as "Agile Learning Labs". Families are invited to arrange a visit to see first hand how the students are thriving in this exciting environment.
Educating students to navigate a more complex and globally connected world will require a stronger emphasis on 21st century skills in the Queensland curriculum and a re-casting of education roles to involve students as co-designers of their own learning, according to a discussion paper released by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ).
ISQ Executive Director David Robertson said the discussion paper argues that whilst Queensland has recently been rightly focused on the overcrowded content of the P-10 Australian Curriculum, there has been limited attention paid to the 21st century general capabilities which include: critical and creative thinking; personal and social capability; ethical understanding; and intercultural understanding.
“The discussion paper argues that these skills, which employers and industry are increasingly identifying as priority skills and traits, deserve overt attention and teaching in ways that engage students by connecting their learning to real world issues.” Curriculum Needs to Fast Forward to the Future: Discussion Paper, 23 November 2016
DEVELOPING THE FUTURE JOB MARKET
Children in Preschool this year will be entering the workforce in 2030, and we need to make sure they have the best chance at picking up the technical skills and personal attributes that will help them succeed. Regional Australia: The future of work, Setting kids up for success Report & the Future Work Toolkit.