27. April 2012 12:41
Last Thursday, we hosted the UK’s first ever #edutweetup – an informal opportunity to discuss International Education within the UK. And, despite the typically miserable British weather, we were very pleased to welcome along a number of leading lights within the education and relocation space, including representatives from Gabbitas Education, Humphreys Education, School Guidance Education Consultancy, and International HR adviser.
Given the vast expertise in the room, there was plenty of discussion and debate to be had. Topics ranged from the IB curriculum at large – what it offers students at each stage and suggested areas for improvement, to more specific conversations around its impact on the student’s confidence vs. the national curriculum, the potential for incorporating emotional intelligence, and the positive impact of integrating children from all backgrounds and abilities into one classroom. Furthermore, from a global perspective, we were very interested to hear people’s views on the increasingly onerous regulations associated with relocating families, the influx of cultures that previously made up a small proportion of the UK’s international community and Britain’s reputation as a global educator.
It was a great opportunity to meet and share insights with likeminded people and is something that we will certainly be looking to repeat in the near future – if you would like to be informed directly of upcoming events, get in touch via @icslondon.
Lastly - a huge thanks to all those who braved the rain and made it along.