Chief Product Officer Chung Man Chan delivered multiple talks in mid-September at GESS Asia (Jakarta, Indonesia) around the future of skills and schooling.
Her talk on the future of learning helped educators prepare students for life after high school. She asked participants,
“Do students have the hard skills, do they have the soft skills, do students have the life skills, and most importantly, do they know to apply them in real-life scenarios?”
While most schools excel at preparing students for final exams, not all schools provide fundamental training for students to enter the new age workforce or life. Chung Man investigated the future skillsets and practical strategies teachers can implement in the classroom. Her talk uncovered lessons from the world’s first traveling high school on their unique experiences to prepare our students to transition into the real world.
Her second visionary session invited participants to explore how we might transform the professional education and training of teachers & educators to empower young people to be ‘changemakers’ via authentic project-based and place-based educational challenges.
As the Chief Product Officer of THINK Learning Studio, Chung Man led discussions on how to strategically reimagine the preparation of teachers to be designers, guides and evaluators of student-led, real-world learning programs. Participants were presented with ideas rooted in a schooling model that champions student agency, choice, and voice, exploring strategies for reimagining university-based teacher education to catalyze project and place-based education in local, national and global contexts.
Managing Director Russell Cailey will be at GESS Oman on the 5th of October to continue our ongoing partnership with GESS.