Results from the recent Pisa test confirms at least two important points: 1) teacher education is vital and more work is needed to address the situation in the UK but 2) the Pisa test itself focuses on a very particular kind of learning and does not assess other ways of knowing or take into account our human diversity. Crossfields Institute in collaboration with the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship are launching a new teacher education programme (with a focus on 14-19 education) in September 2017. This programme will focus on gaining competence in teaching, learning and assessment, the core principles of the new ACTS Diploma, such as transdisciplinary approaches, the integration of Creative Thinking Skills, Steiner pedagogy and more. Follow the developments by keeping in touch. If you wish to hear more, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited that the Erasmus+ funded development of a diploma for 14-19 year olds address the all-important integration of art and science. Together with the SWSF UK and schools in Denmark, Norway and Finland, Crossfields Institute is making a difference to the way we think about critical inquiry and transdisciplinarity. Read what Times Higher Education says here and what we are up to here.