Helping students to create their future is critical in a world where disruption and change are impacting the way we teach and learn. So one provider is working with worldwide education developers, Kaospilot to offer their programmes to teachers here in New Zealand.
In July next year, Wintec is bringing the first Kaospilot workshop to New Zealand. The workshop for tertiary and secondary school teachers will explore the Kaospilot approach to transformational education design.
The partnership began when Wintec team leader Julie Ashby visited Kaospilot’s Danish headquarters in 2016.
Kaospilot was founded in Denmark in response to the emerging need for a new type of education that could help young people navigate the changing reality of the late 20th century. Twenty-five years later, Kaospilot is working worldwide to achieve positive social change though personal growth and enterprise by helping creative leaders design education for the future.
“I had read about the extraordinary work Kaospilot were doing in transforming education and I wanted to experience what they were about in person,” says Julie.
“At the time we were developing a new teaching and learning framework at Wintec and the Kaospilot pilot approach has strong synergies with the work we are doing here to actively encourage user-centred, future focussed teaching and learning.”
In 2017, Wintec launched Ako: Teaching and Learning Directions, a programme of transformational change in response to the need new ways of teaching and learning. Ako is based on the principles of authentic, learner-centred and inquiry-based learning.