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Reimagining Learning - Human-Centred Curriculum: Redefining measures of success

Human-centred learning provides individuals with opportunities for creative expression, self-discovery, social belonging and meaningful purpose. At UWCSEA, recognising that a student’s individual identity and relationships with others are key parts of the learning process, we work to ensure a learning programme that is deliberately human-centred. By taking this holistic view of a student’s learning and wellbeing we believe we are helping them to develop the qualities they need to flourish now, and in the future. But how do we know we are successful? And how do we define success in a human-centred learning programme?

The power of your being able to write your story is the power of being human. And that’s what a good education helps you do; to chart your pathway forward, not to prescribe it, but to help you get there.”Jeff Bradley, Director of the NEASC Commission on International Education, speaking at the KMSS event: Human Centred Learning–redefining measures of success on 22 April 2021

Webinar recording: Human-centred curriculum – redefining measures of success

Watch guide: 0m01s Erin Witthoft, welcome  | 2m:26s Dr Rochelle Aw '03 SEA, personal journey | 8m36s Chris Schrader '11 LPC, personal journey | 13m47s Jeff Bradley, keynote speaker outlines perspectives on how we have come to measure success as we do and asks us to consider why and how we might need to shift these measures in future  | 42m11s Erin Witthoft, UWCSEA perspectives with student stories from Annika, Sonali and Arundhati | 48m:12s moderated discussion and audience Q&A with all guests

In this fourth event in our ongoing Kishore Mahbubani Speaker: Reimagining Learning, we discussed a human-centred curriculum and how it might lead to new definitions of success. Keynote speaker Jeff Bradley, Director NEASC CIE, together with UWCSEA students, UWC alumni and staff brought professional and personal perspectives to a conversation that explored what a human-centred curriculum looks like in action, and what it might mean for the future of learning.



Speakers

Jeff Bradley
Jeff Bradley 

Jeff Bradley is the Director of the NEASC Commission on International Education. Based near Boston, NEASC-CIE accredits schools in 80+ countries around the world and features ACE Learning, an approach to accreditation that focuses more and more on the essentials of a thriving community of learners. In 2012 Jeff co-founded the OESIS Network – a faculty-focused innovation network of schools and teachers with a mission to catalyze change in practices of teaching and learning in an increasingly globalized world.

Jeff was founding Director of School Year Abroad–Italy and served as Headmaster of TASIS–The American School in Switzerland. 

Rochelle Aw
Dr Rochelle Aw '03 SEA 

UWCSEA Dover Class of 2003 alumna, Dr. Rochelle Aw, is a post-doctoral research associate at Imperial College, London, whose niche research on the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris in her field of biotechnology and synthetic biology has led to her involvement in the development of a number of vaccines to combat diseases such as HPV and COVID-19. Rochelle holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biology/Biotechnology sponsored by biotechnology company Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology, both from Imperial College, London. 

Rochelle has also been a researcher on a Leverhulme Trust grant, investigating the link between the cell organisation and glycosylation, as well as proof-of-concept projected by BioProNET and Frontiers in Engineering pioneering a novel Pichia pastoris cell-free protein synthesis platform and investigating the ability to produce the anti-HIV antibody VRC01. In December 2017 she was named researcher on the EPSRC Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub, where she is responsible for the generation of a novel Pichia pastoris expression platform alongside working with low to middle income country manufacturer’s to improve the production of low cost vaccines.

In a recent online mentoring event with current UWCSEA students, Rochelle described her science lessons at UWCSEA as a catalyst for her interest in science, and, despite trying a number of alternative career paths, found her way back to science as a career.

Chris Schrader
Chris Schrader '11 LPC 

Christopher Schrader ‘11LPC is an AI and EdTech Entrepreneur, who describes himself as ‘not particularly talented, nor intelligent, nor rich. My one flaw is my greatest skill: I have no idea how to quit.’ Chris started the 24 Hour Race at age 16, while studying the IB Diploma on a two-year scholarship at Li Po Chun UWC in Hong Kong. Today, the 24 Hour Race is the world’s largest student-led movement fighting slavery, giving students around the world the opportunity to take action through endurance sport.

Following his IB Diploma, Chris took a gap year,  becoming the youngest person to walk 1,000 miles across the Gobi Desert. He then studied at Harvard, from which he took a seven year leave of absence to scale the 24 Hour Race, as well as build companies in the Education Technology, Computer Vision and applied Artificial Intelligence space. He built Los Angeles based Surkus’ Asia offices and then joined KintoHub as COO, which was sold to Square. He is currently the Board Chair at the 24 Hour Race and a Board Member at the Royal Geographical Society.

Chris is a Fellow of the Kairos Society, a Founding Member of Future Talks and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


Event host

Erin Witthoft
Erin Witthoft

Erin joined UWCSEA as the Head of Curriculum and Research in August 2020.