Workshop Educating for an uncertain & complex future

Complexity. Disruption. Ambiguity. These are concepts that have increasingly come to define that world that we live in. As educators, how do we leverage the complexity, disruption and ambiguity of this time as opportunities to prepare young people for and unknown future? As part of Nurture Craft’s effort to support teachers in this challenging endeavor, we have invited two leading experts from Havard University to share their work on viable frameworks and strategies for designing powerful learning for a complex world.

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Day 1

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

What do we mean when we say something is “complex”, and what strategies and tools help young people engage complexity? How do we make such powerful thinking routine in our classrooms?

We thinking dispositions are critical for us to develop if we are to articulate and challenge the way we explore ideas, concepts, and issues that characterize contemporary society?

Day 2

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Using a case study on climate change, we explore the following questions:

As changes in our climate feedback on themselves and affect the stability of nature and its ability to sustain our well-being, how do we recognize different kinds of feedbacks and use them to reveal emergent phenomena in our world?

Why do common-sense solutions to complex problems inevitably fail? How might we develop ways of thinking that support young people to interrogate the accuracy of information and opinion? How might we instill in teachers and learners the capacities and agency to confront biases and embrace ambiguity as they grapple with continually evolving systems?

Workshop Leaders

Flossie Chua

Project Director
at Project Zero.
Harvard Graduate
School of Education, USA

Flossie is a Director at Project Zero. Her work focuses on understanding how we can nurture good thinking and practices that develop the capacity for informed and positive action. Her projects involve exploring emerging practices of progressive pedagogies in schools, and the shared leadership structure in schools that support them. She holds an Ed.D from Harvard University, and is also in Instructor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr Aaron Ellison

Senior Research Fellow
in Ecology in Harvard’s
Department of Organismic
and Evolutionary Biology

Aaron M. Ellison is the Senior Research Fellow in Ecology in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Ecologist and Deputy Director at the Harvard Forest. His contributions to research, education, and outreach in ecology led to his receiving one of thirty awards in the first cohort of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Presidential Faculty Fellows Program, and to being part of the first group of Fellows of the Ecological Society of America.

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Date

Mar 16 2021 - Mar 17 2021

Time

All Day

Location

Holiday Inn Orchard,
Singapore
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