In a recent interview with CMRubinWorld, the head of THINK Global School says project based learning curriculum allows students to take charge and flourish in a global world.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) MARCH 19, 2019
Not every student has the opportunity to go to a school where education is centered around travel and developing hands-on global citizen skills. However, the first graduating class of THINK Global School has just completed their post-secondary studies, and while it’s a little too soon to predict what their graduates will achieve, Head of School Jamie Steckart tells C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, that a curriculum rooted in project based learning is essential for students to flourish in a modern world.
Think Global School’s Changemaker Curriculum is rooted in project-based learning, meaning that it incorporates “real world” challenges into daily curriculum through a variety of teacher-led modules and student-led projects, and additionally focuses on 2-3 academic projects of the students’ choosing. Students visit different countries and focus on social, environmental, cultural, or economic topics specific to each location.
The future is looking “increasingly digitized and favorable to freelance work,” says Steckart, who believes that in in order to succeed, youth will need to be “motivated and engaged in what they do, and that’s going to require a massive shift in the traditional classroom, which means teaching life skills early on and putting students as leaders of their own learning.”
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James Steckart is the Head of THINK Global School, the non-profit high school that has adopted a Changemaker Curriculum. His school opts out of having a traditional campus, instead hosting their classes oversees in three different countries throughout the year. THINK allows students to prepare for the real world by being immersed in it through charity, education, and project and place-based learning.
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