Workshop on the Role Schools Can Play in Educating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Date : June 8 | Time : 4.00pm  to 4.30pm | Venue : Premier 8

Children today are being educated for jobs that have yet to be invented, or traditional occupations that are being revolutionized by technology. So, what should schools be doing to prepare children for this brave new world? The challenges are vast; resources, teacher training, course material, opportunity for experimentation and pressures of the traditional curriculum are but some of these limiting factors. But schools evolve and respond to need. There are some interesting approaches being taken by a range of institutions and we seem to be in a period of exploration.  We invite anyone with questions or views on the role schools can play in developing future generations of entrepreneurs to attend.

The discussion will have four parts. Firstly, we will briefly review where education is at present from an entrepreneurial perspective. Secondly, we will look at some of the interesting trends that will drive educational change. Thirdly, we will look at some practical models currently being applied in a range of countries. Finally, a case study from UWCSEA will be presented as one method of introducing a response to the challenges faced in educating children for the new age of entrepreneurism. There will be plenty of time for discussion and sharing.

UWCSEA is K1-Grade 12 International not for profit school in Singapore. With 5,500 students from 98 nationalities, 20,000 alumni and 550 educators the College is also part of the global UWC Movement; the largest of 17 Schools and Colleges.

Key takeaways

  • Why and how schools need to change their approach to better prepare students for a more entrepreneurial world?
  • What are some of the practical approaches being taken now and in the future?

To receive more information, please contact Dave Shepherd.


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