Tara Ellie enjoyed speaking to David Miller this week. David is from Glasgow’s Kelvinside Academy which opened Scotland’s School of Innovation, the first of its kind in the UK, in September 2019.
“This is a must for Scotland if it is to continue to punch above its weight in the global economy during these challenging times. We truly believe we can and will transform education in the United Kingdom. We live in a rapidly changing world and schools need to provide an education which prepares young people to look at things differently.”
Based on an architecture studio model, learning in the new innovation school is focussed on real-world challenges and collaborative problem-solving, rather than exams and results. Kelvinside has an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading innovation school NuVu – Boston-based education pioneers who are at the forefront of creative learning in the US. Together, both organisations are working to challenge the boundaries of traditional education.
Kelvinside Academy pupils are already benefiting from this partnership, with S4 and S5 pupil teams shadowing Balfour Beatty’s construction and design teams, learning from industry experts from the global construction giant, attending meetings, and providing feedback and input.
Kelvinside Academy is constantly challenging the concept of the traditional education system and pupils are already going off curriculum for two weeks at a time to follow fluid programmes guided by James Addison, the school’s full-time Fellowfrom NuVu, the world’s leading innovation school.
Tweet of the Week
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We’re delighted to announce that Holte School, Birmingham, has been featured in the new parliamentary review as a model of best practice! You can read the article here: <a href="https://t.co/F5v99bHecQ">https://t.co/F5v99bHecQ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Holte_School?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@holte_school</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CPI_Europe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CPI_Europe</a></p>— Pivotal Education (@PivotalEd) <a href="https://twitter.com/PivotalEd/status/1174991843802648576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>