Kunskapsskolan (KED) - Future Skills: Agency, Ownership, and Executive Functioning - eSeminar with John Baumber & Magnus Dahlberg
Future Skills: Agency, Ownership, and Executive Functioning
John Baumber & Magnus Dahlberg
Monday, December 9 (4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Across the world, debate continues to rage about the skills students need to develop to be successful for the world today and tomorrow. Whilst society and technology continue to change exponentially, schools have remained pretty much the same. Kunskapsskolan successfully operates and works with over 100 schools in six countries from India to the US, Sweden to South Africa; through their programs they manage to build real intrinsic motivation and ownership of learning and ambition. This requires schools to create a very visible curriculum scope and sequence in their curriculum and to personalize learning to meet the diverse needs of the student body. It requires a radical shift in school culture and expectations of students. Through deep questioning and coaching we support students to create their own work schedules around their ambitious goals. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently published its report of the 2030 Learning Framework which recognised the pivotal role that agency has in building students’ skills for their futures.
This e-Seminar will explore some of the tools and strategies that can be used to enable students to build agency and ambition and move away from a structure that relies heavily on teacher planning and direction.
John Baumber has been head of school in six schools both in the UK and Sweden over 25 years of school leadership. He took schools in both Sweden and the UK to be the highest achieving schools in the country. John has worked with Kunskapsskolan for 20 years and over the last seven years has been Director of Education for them here in the US and in the UK. He is committed to students being at the centre of their learning and enabling them to have a global perspective. As Associate Professor of Education at the University of Bolton he is helping establish the International Centre of Educational leadership and School Transformation.
Magnus Dahlberg has been head of school in five schools in Sweden for 15 years. He was initially a teacher and then head in a very tough and segregated area in Sweden for fifteen years and was awarded and noticed a few times for his work, even by the King and Queen of Sweden. Magnus has worked as a head at Kunskapsskolan for seven years in two schools. Magnus is a head who strongly believes in relational leadership on all levels. He believes in a communicative and transparent approach to all learning. Magnus also has a global interest and cooperates with schools in the Netherlands, the UK and the US.