INSIGHTS – An Honest View on The Future of Education by NAE

  • 31 October 2023

Nord Anglia Education has proudly introduced its groundbreaking education magazine, INSIGHTS. Oakridge International School Bengaluru, as an NAE institution in India, is delighted to present this thought-provoking content to our readers. The inaugural issue delves into the core aspects of global education, addressing topics ranging from the emotional well-being of young individuals to the evolving role of technology and artificial intelligence in learning. It offers a glimpse into the potential future of education and well-being.

Lord David Puttnam, Chairman of Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board, expressed, “We’re proud to unveil the first edition of INSIGHTS, which is filled with informative articles and expert opinions. Our mission is to shed light on the complexities of modern education as we all strive to prepare the next generation for a rapidly changing world.”

Shaila Bhamidipati, Principal of Oakridge International School Visakhapatnam found the article on social purpose particularly intriguing, where it emphasized that social purpose should become inherent to NAE students, developed during their time at school, connecting them to the world around them. This aligns with our school’s CAS Project Health4U, where our students visited the local government school to educate children on nutrition and health.

What’s Inside INSIGHTS?

While new articles are launching regularly, at its launch INSIGHTS’ articles explore how families can better prepare the next generation for success our rapidly changing world:

  • ‘In Pursuit of Happiness‘ delving into the essential role emotional wellbeing plays in the lives of our young learners, emphasising the role of emotional well-being for long term success. Various experts weigh in on the importance of family and schools promoting happiness, suggesting it may be a more significant predictor of adult well-being than academic achievement.
  • The Fourth Education Revolution‘ pushes us to ponder the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in education and argues that AI could revolutionise education by offering more personalised learning experiences. It suggests that AI can address issues like social inequality a student mental health while also relieving teacher workload.
  • Life in the Skills Locker’ takes a turn towards the importance of soft skills, urging us to think beyond traditional academic metrics. This article highlights the importance of skills such as emotional intelligence and critical thinking for future success. Schools are gradually incorporating STEAM and problem-solving projects to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.
  • ‘Knowledge is Power?’ questions the evolving role of memorisation in our age of information abundance. While foundational knowledge is essential the emphasis is on developing agile learners who can apply their knowledge in real world contexts.
  • ‘Social Purpose. Real World Value or Virtual Signalling?’ challenges us to reconsider what authentic social impact looks like in educational settings. Driven by Gen Z’s interest in social and environmental causes, institutions are offering resources for impactful student-led initiatives.

In addition to its collection of thought-provoking articles, INSIGHTS will also serve as a platform to share the latest research findings, interviews with educational leaders, and opinion pieces on best practices in teaching and learning.

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