Dr. Stephen Chatelier
Deputy Head of Boarding, Utahloy International School Zengcheng (China)

Stephen has had a range of experiences within education over the past 15 years. He has taught high school humanities in Kazakhstan, Australia and China as well as holding leadership positions in the areas of curriculum, professional learning and boarding. He currently works in China at Utahloy International School Zengcheng, where he teaches in the IB DP, is responsible for the school’s re-accreditation, and helps to lead the boarding section of the school. Stephen also led a NFP in Australia for almost five years and is an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.



Disrupting innovation in contemporary education

International schooling has become a major industry. Recently, significant growth has taken place in Asia and, particularly, China. With so much competition, how does a school stand out in the crowd? The language of innovation, STE(A)M and the digital revolution dominate educational discourse and international school marketing. The challenge to innovate in this context can often appear daunting. Moreover, the questions regarding why and to what ends schools need to innovate tend to focus almost solely on students’ preparation for the 21st century workforce. Using stories of varying kinds of innovation and disruption from 15 years as an educator, administrator, and NFP leader, participants in this session will be encouraged to consider their own stories of influence and how personal and organisational values can lead to disruption of the status-quo in a global data-driven educational environment.

During this workshop participants will:

Participants will be expected to sketch a plan for disrupting a status quo element within their own schools

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