What if all children fulfilled their potential and became positive contributors to the world?
Becoming independent, learning to solve problems and work in teams – we believe these attributes and skills form an essential part of a modern, excellent education.
We have worked with innovative schools in England, Estonia and India – as well as organisations such as the British Council – to support deep learning.
Our two main areas of work are:
- Creating innovative curriculum resources – like the Happy Snacks unit
- Supporting teachers’ professional learning through highly practical training programmes
- The ability to solve problems, work hard, communicate and work in teams are the most important skills that young European workers are missing, according to employers (McKinsey, 2014).
- Just 11% of 15-year-old students across the OECD are able to solve fairly complex problems creatively (PISA, 2012).
Some of the research that informs our work:
- Critical Thinking: Why Is It So Hard to Teach? by Daniel Willingham
- The Nature of Learning by the OECD
- Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8 by What Works Clearinghouse
- Putting Students on the Path to Learning by Richard E. Clark, Paul A. Kirschner, and John Sweller
- Improving Education by Rob Coe
- Understanding What Enables High Quality Professional Learning by CUREE