WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Whittle School & Studios is pleased to announce a partnership with the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) to develop teaching programs for its international campuses. CCR was selected because of its breadth of knowledge of global education and its expertise in best practice, with ideas drawn from around the world.
The announcement follows in-depth scrutiny by Whittle School & Studios of more than 20 educational curricula. The partnership has been formed as Whittle prepares for the opening of its first campuses in Washington DC and Shenzhen, China, in September 2019.
CCR's framework for curriculum design emphasizes the four dimensions of knowledge, skills, character, and meta-learning. Whittle School & Studios intends to deliver education that is truly global, tailored to the individual and fit for the innovation age.
"CCR is pleased to have been selected by Whittle as the best-in-class for its 4-D Framework and for its curricular expertise. Whittle's international focus and footprint embeds CCR to offer a comprehensive and truly global education," said Charles Fadel, Founder of CCR. "This framework is available in 18 languages representing about 80% of the world, and serves an international system such as Whittle for its future expansion as well."
"We chose to partner with The Center for Curriculum Redesign after an exhaustive global search to find a curricular framework to best prepare our students to contribute to tomorrow's world. CCR's framework guides our development of a program that privileges not just knowledge but also personal development, real world problem solving and teaching how to learn (meta-learning). It aligns with our vision to provide a holistic education that goes beyond content. Both CCR and Whittle School & Studios are committed to providing the most relevant curriculum possible for a globally connected world," said Morgan Silver Greenberg, Chief Product Development Officer at Whittle School & Studios. "Whittle School & Studios has been founded on the belief that a new model for education is needed, one based on the very latest in learning science and tailored to the needs of individual students."
The CCR distinguishes its approach to curriculum development by:
- Providing the most up-to-date, rapidly evolving, real-world-centric curriculum by modernizing Knowledge and emphasizing essential content and core concepts, with an eye towards both expertise/mastery and transfer.
- Explicitly embedding "21st century skills" and social/emotional learning via the CCR's Four-Dimensional Education Framework. Through instruction and experience, students develop skills, character and meta-learning abilities such as: creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, mindfulness, curiosity, courage, resilience, ethics, leadership, metacognition and growth mindset.
Whittle's mission is to modernize education by creating a global school in multiple international cities serving children from age three to 18. Campuses are designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, with faculty drawn from top-tier schools and universities.
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios intends to create the world's first truly modern school serving students from age 3 to 18, with a global network of high-end private school campuses. Founded by Chris Whittle, an early leader of the charter school movement in the US, the school is forming local partnerships in over 30 major cities around the world. Whittle School & Studios will bring together renowned educators to provide a world-class education for its students, one that is personalized, prepares students for the future, and enables unique global exchange experiences.
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