Our Thoughts on Education

With great experience in international education, we can step away and recognise the contrast the UK education system has to other, more successful systems. In these videos, we aim to reveal a few insights to help you move the needle in the right direction.

What sort of schools will adopt Design Thinking?

I’d say perhaps 10 – 15% of UK schools are more than willing to work with the concept of Design Thinking. What sort of schools do you think are more likely to adopt a Design Thinking approach?

Is the UK receptive to Design Thinking?

We asked Joyce Sarpong what she thought the general response is to Design Thinking in the UK?

What do assessments look like in future schools?

What’s assessment going to look like in the school of the future? I assure you, it is not going to be summative. It is not going to be putting a series of ticks on a piece of paper and passing it back to a pupil and saying 9 out of 10.

Design Thinking & Empathy Mapping

How does Design Thinking work with Empathy Mapping? Empathy maps are really the first step of design thinking…

What is the optimum mix?

What is the optimum mix of optical flow, affordance perception, light management, acoustic management, and so on? We are going to have to say empirically, we don’t know!

Peer Support & Collaboration

There’s been a significant reduction in boys literacy during the pandemic. Therefore if most boys are learning by watching short YouTube and TikTok videos, how are we going to get them learning productively and profoundly at school. We have to think of environments where acoustics are carefully managed to foster the collaborative learning and the peer support that is so critical to boys’ progress.

What does the school of the future look like?

I firmly believe that the school of the future, the ideal school of the future will speak to the neuro-diverse and the neurotypical. That future school is going to have to create environments that foster iterative learning and that speak to the core skills of literacy and of numeracy, and above all else run throughout the curriculum in every area you’re in. What is your idea of a school of the future?

Creating Content For Your Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development

At Noble + Eaton we have significant and extensive experience in terms of CPD (continuous professional development) for staff at all levels. We can help build your teacher training academy, and the content such that what it delivers to your staff is germane and relevant for their future CPD

Why should leading schools invest in their own teacher academies?

Today’s big question is this… why do leading schools have to invest in their own teacher academies? And the answer is quite simple.

Changing Environment To Improve Behaviour

No questions over whether changing the environment works, we know it works. Do you need a huge budget? Not necessarily. Do you need to change your mindset? Absolutely! Think very carefully about how you manage furnishings, light and acoustics to get the best out of everybody. I guarantee you 100% that engagement will improve, as will behaviour.

Key aspects to consider when designing a learning environment

There is clearly an optimal combination of space, light, airflow and furnishings for every learning style and learning intelligence. How do we work out what that optimisation is?

Using Space To Manage Behaviour

Behavior and engagement. Traditionally, we try to address both aspects of provision in the UK in a very orthodox manner, in other words we put in place a sliding scale of sanctions

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