In an era where technology is transforming the future of the workplace to an extent that it is difficult to predict what successful professions will look like in the next 10 years, there is a need for a ‘Future Ready’ education that caters to the new reality.
In a report entitled THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AND SKILLS, EDUCATION 2030, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) mentioned that “Future-ready students need to exercise agency, in their own education and throughout life.
The world is clearly looking forward to students and future leaders who have the knowledge, skills, creativity, thinking and ability to learn and adapt in unprecedented times.
But what does a future-ready education look like?
The first step toward creating a future-ready education is a paradigm shift from traditional teacher led-learning to student-centered learning. Student-led learning is a powerful method that steps away from the one-size-fits all approach. The most amazing thing about student-led learning is that it empowers students to play an active role in their education, motivating them to be committed, lifelong learners.
To prepare students for the world of tomorrow, schools need to focus more on the skills and adaptability required to match the competition faced in this changing world. They need to develop the skills that artificial intelligence and robotics cannot substitute for.
This calls for learning on a deeper level- an environment that provides opportunities for critical thinking and the application of skills in real-life situations.
Future-ready education at Charterhouse Malaysia
Charterhouse Malaysia’s unique education programme ensures
that our students will have the conﬁdence to take on the world’s complexities and opportunities. The school day is designed to furnish students with opportunities for collaboration and leadership.
Charterhouse Malaysia’s Spectra Smarts approach develops students’ full range of human intelligence and is designed to bring out the best of what it means to be human so that graduates are ‘Future Ready’, and equipped with the tools needed to succeed in a high-tech future. In addition, students learn to solve problems using Design Thinking – a powerful, human-centred thinking methodology used by scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to solve the world’s most complex problems. This ﬂexible, creative approach to problem-solving gives students an edge, enabling them
compete with Artificial Intelligence in the changing landscape of work and industry.
Charterhouse Malaysia requires each student to complete an Independent Learning Project, combining students’ newfound innovation and emotional intelligence skills with a commitment to serve. Working with the community enables students to engage in active learning,
and to acquire valuable life lessons by using ethical research approaches to solve problems in the community. These opportunities and experiences culminate in the submission of an academic essay, earning students the Cambridge International Project Qualification (IPQ). The qualification is worth 1 AS level and is highly regarded by the worlds’ top universities.
The culture of Charterhouse is designed in a way that nurtures independence, maturity and responsibility to best prepare students for the transition to university.
A focus on interdependence and interconnectedness among the students,
the school and the local community, instil respect for strong relationships and the value of good community ties.
Charterhouse Forum – Creating future leaders
All students are automatically members of the Charterhouse Forum which acts as a vehicle for them to explore leadership opportunities; to take on roles of leadership or to be active team members,
and to have a substantial impact on the Charterhouse Malaysia community and beyond.
The Forum is democratically led by an Executive
Committee and subcommittees reporting to the executive
performing arts, community outreach, technology, trips, well-being etc.
where they develop skills that will be transferable to all walks of life, whatever they choose
to be in the future.
which acts as the vehicle through which you chart your intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth: your learning journey.
Journey will evolve, students will apply Design Thinking and WEAVE within this as their guides for mapping the journey out.
The Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio will provide evidence that you have:
- increased your awareness of your own strengths and areas for growth
- undertaken new challenges
- planned and initiated activities
- worked collaboratively with others
- shown perseverance and commitment
- engaged with issues of local, national and global importance
- considered the ethical implications of your actions
- developed new skills
- embraced the full breadth of your human intelligence
It is our belief that a student that achieves top academic results will open the doors
the depth and breadth of experiences, knowledge, skills and understanding that will allow them to walk through these doors. The Forum, our leadership programme, will develop students that are ‘Future Ready’.
At Charterhouse Malaysia, we do not see our goal solely as being able to help you gain access to the best universities globally or achieve the highest A-Level grades. We aim for you to be ready to succeed at school, at university and in your careers and lives beyond. To achieve this we will ensure that you are “Future Ready”.