THE world is changing rapidly and this holds true for the workforce as well, lending uncertainty to what successful professionals would look like in the next decade.
Therefore, starting a future-ready journey for employment at the stem of education is crucial.
According to a report published in 2018 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development entitled ‘The Future of Education and Skills: Education 2030’, future-ready students need to exercise agency, in their own education and throughout life.
“Agency implies a sense of responsibility to participate in the world and in so doing, to influence people, events and circumstances for the better.
“To help enable agency, educators must not only recognise learners’ individuality but also acknowledge the wider set of relationships – with their teachers, peers, families and communities – that influence their learning,” it said.
While it is important to be forward thinking and plan ahead. The question remains: what does a future-ready education look like?
At Charterhouse Malaysia, the school day is designed to furnish students with opportunities for collaboration and leadership.
Its Spectra Smarts approach develops students' full range of human intelligence, which is not just limited to academic knowledge. It also includes being smart about people, understanding, thinking, feelings, situations and knowing yourself.
Besides that, students learn to solve problems using design thinking, a powerful, human-centred thinking methodology used by scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to solve the world’s most complex problems.
Each student is required to complete an Independent Learning Project, combining their newfound innovation and emotional intelligence skills with a commitment to serve.
Here, they would work with the community, enabling active learning and to acquire valuable life lessons by using ethical research approaches to solve problems in the community.
Meanwhile, these opportunities and experiences also culminate in the submission of an academic essay, which earns the Cambridge International Project Qualification (IPQ) 1 AS level and is highly regarded by the worlds’ top universities.
Moreover, Charterhouse Malaysia also gives students the time to explore their own academic and personal strengths and passions.
From learning to play the violin to deciphering advanced physics, the school is ever ready to assist students in discovering the value of deep learning.
Furthermore, the school believes all its students are leaders. So once enrolled, students are automatically members of the Charterhouse Forum, which acts as a vehicle for them to explore leadership opportunities.
A student-led body, the Charterhouse Forum, is responsible for the personal development of all students and is democratically led by an executive committee and subcommittees reporting to the executive providing leadership opportunities under different strands of activity such as sports, performing arts, community outreach, technology, trips and well-being among others.
What’s more, their participation and development within the Forum will be guided by the schools Design Thinking process WEAVE and will be evidenced in the students' Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio, which is part of their applications to top universities globally.
The Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio is a unique part of the school programme acting as the vehicle to chart a student’s intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth.
It will essentially be the student's learning journey.
The portfolio will provide evidence that a student would have:
> Increased awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth
> Undertaken new challenges
> Planned and initiated activities
> Worked collaboratively with others
> Shown perseverance and commitment
> Engaged with issues of local, national and global importance
> Considered the ethical implications of their actions
> Developed new skills
> Embraced the full breadth of their human intelligence
The school notes that a student with a well-developed Learner’s Portfolio and the Forum will develop students that are future-ready
Charterhouse Malaysia is an English-medium international school located in the heart of Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit here. Alternatively, check out its open day on Feb 12, 2022. To book an appointment 03-2702 5270 or email email@example.com or register here.