Therese joined Fieldwork Education in 2018 with responsibility for developing, improving and updating the IPC and IMYC according to schools’ needs. Prior to this Therese worked across three continents, in schools offering both the IPC and IMYC. Having taught our International Curriculum and having been part of the early growth of Fieldwork Education and transition into Nord Anglia Education with her time in Boston, Massachusetts, Therese has excellent experience of the Fieldwork Education International Curriculum in action. Therese is passionate about learning, particularly in the Middle Years as well as developing global citizens through a holistic education. She completed her Master’s degree in Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
26 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:30 | How do Your Learners Learn?
How do your students know when they have learned something? What strategies do they use to learn something? This session will explore the use of epistemic metacognition and how it can improve learning. Ideas from academic literature in this area will be shared, leading to a definition of epistemic metacognition, the benefits it has for learning and examples of how teachers can use it effectively in their classrooms to help their students justify what and how they have learned.
27 February 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 | Moving From International Mindedness to Active Global Competence
This session will explore the differences between international and global competence, and how the move towards global competence includes both the development of an understanding and empathetic mindset as well as developing the ability to take action to create meaningful change. We will question whether developing an understanding of the other is enough to ensure that learners are developing the ability to be agents of change and take positive action.