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Mae Dickinson

Head of Growth & Admissions

School of Humanity

Mae is Head of Growth & Admissions at School of Humanity, a breakthrough online high school reinventing education. She is passionate about shaping the future of education by making progressive education accessible globally. Mae is a keen public speaker and has delivered keynotes in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including recently at Dubai’s iconic Museum of the Future. Mae is driven by an urgency for change in today’s educational landscape; she hopes to play a role in preparing learners to create an exciting future for themselves and for humanity.


31 October, 2023 | 11:40 to 12:00
Learning for Real Life: Integrating Internships and Mentorship into Your Curriculum

We know that industry experience is essential for all learners in today’s exponentially changing world. With a growing global digital skills gap set to cost G20 countries $11.5 trillion in cumulative GDP growth by 2028 (Accenture, 2018), education focussing on knowledge alone is no longer enough to ensure human progress. So how can we, as educators, curate a curriculum that exposes learners to experiences outside the classroom, and equips them with the skills they need for their future? Together, we will explore how all schools can integrate real-world experiences into their curriculum. From internships and industry mentorship, to real-world challenges, we will deep-dive into the most exciting ways to engage young learners and ensure their education is relevant and inspiring.