Head of Canterbury College Donna Anderson will travel to Oxford University, UK, to speak at an educator research symposium next month.
Mrs Anderson will speak about Canterbury College’s strategic partnership programs that further student education opportunities and curriculum options.
Her paper was chosen after it was considered to advance the knowledge, in theory or practice, of the educators and research at the summer symposium.
“I was so overwhelmed with the selection,” she said.
“To think that something we are doing at Canterbury College was worthwhile to present at a prestigious university.
Mrs Anderson said she believes that schools cannot get away with a basic curriculum anymore.
”We want to try and develop pathways where our students and staff can engage and achieve,” she said.
“We want to connect with the real world and develop personal relationships.
“Our staff have a culture where they are willing to network and collaborate.”
Canterbury currently works with universities and businesses to provide more subject offerings including robotics in kindergarten, better facilities by using world class scientific research laboratories and access to higher educational programs through first year university subjects and on site training.
Mrs Anderson said Canterbury’s program works on the premise that companies don’t consider they have four walls anymore.
“We have really driven these changes in our school,” she said.
Mrs Anderson will be in attendance at the symposium for three days in August.
She will then travel to Florence to visit a sister school.
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