Experience: 5-10 yrs
This posting is for a startup project – a K-12 full IB school coming up in Mulund, Mumbai slated to open in 2017. We are currently looking to hire for leadership positions – Head of School, Primary School Principal, Primary School Coordinator, Secondary School Principal and Secondary School Coordinator. However, this is anything but a typical school…
Note : It is critical that you take the time to go through the Brief in the link in bold below to understand our project and complete the process of application as outlined there.
A revolution in education is long overdue. We’re stuck in an industrial age paradigm of training for obedience. We’re teaching our children that if you do exactly what you are told, you will be successful – this doesn’t serve them well in the real world, which doesn’t work like that anymore. In the teacher driven environment of today, the student experiences a severe lack of freedom and control – every minute of her school day is dictated by some or the other authority. This interferes with the development of her autonomy, decision making and prioritization skills. Lecturing children for more than 6 hours a day is unnatural, ineffective and also obsolete in the internet age. The learning experience is far from personalized, and provides no outlet for the unique passions and interests of each student. What’s worse is that the way we do education today has very little to do with the way knowledge and skills are used in the real world. What most children go through each day in school is incredibly mind-numbing and boring, no wonder they are less happy in school than any other setting.
The problems are too many and there is no doubt that a radical, revolutionary change is needed at the fundamental level. Enter Big Picture Learning, a US based organisation “dedicated to the fundamental redesign of education”. This project is about creating India’s very first Big Picture school. The inspiration behind the project, the journey thus far and the application process for the leadership positions are all outlined in detail in the above document.
Desired Candidate Profile
UG: Any Graduate – Any Specialization
PG: Any Postgraduate – Any Specialization, Post Graduation Not Required
Doctorate: Any Doctorate – Any Specialization, Doctorate Not Required
Big Picture India
Big Picture Learning’s mission is education for all, one student at a time. As a non-profit organization dedicated to a fundamental redesign of education, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem with the real world of their greater community. At the core of Big Picture Learning’s mission is a commitment to equity for all students, and the expectation that each student can achieve success. Big Picture Learning designs innovative learning environments, researches and replicates new models for learning, and trains educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities. In order to create and influence the education of the future, Big Picture Learning must continually reflect on and improve our practice and research to provide the results to leverage our influence in policy decisions and educational systems at the state, national, and international levels.
Education and Teaching, India, Management