Our three guiding questions
Over the years that we have been designing and producing curriculums, three key questions have guided all of our work.
1. What kind of world will our children live and work in?
Teaching and learning is exciting (and difficult) because it looks both forward and back. We look back because, in part, learning is about taking on the heritage of our culture and learning about what has made us who we are. We look forward because we know the world is going to be different than it was and we accept the challenge of making the best judgments we can about what that world will look like.
2. What kinds of children are likely to succeed in the world?
We are tasked with making the best predictions possible about the state of the world in the future. We have to do this because it guides our thinking about what kinds of people children will need to be. Their personal qualities and dispositions will be the key to whether they can make the best of their learning in the years to come.
3. What kinds of learning will our children need and how should they learn it?
A view about the future world and the personal qualities that will matter helps us decide the kind of learning children will need and what this learning should look like in school.