Educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Channel Islands; King Alfred’s College, Winchester; post-graduate studies at Open University; highest degree MA in Education.
Taught in England, Belgium (International School of Brussels), and Collège du Léman International School; retired as Headmaster Emeritus 2012.
Chair SGIS 1972-1976; Chair ECIS Committee on Mathematics 1983-1987; Principal’s Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education Summer Institute 1987; Advisory Board for IGCSE University of Cambridge 1994-1998; ECIS award for the Promotion of International Education 1998; Who’s Who 2003.

Member and Chair of Accreditation teams for ECIS, CIS, NEASC, MSA 1977- 2017…..
Family: 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Home Prangins, Vaud; membre du Conseil Communal  2011-2016.

Newsflash

FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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