Mr. Stewart Redden,
Learning and Teaching Adviser, English Schools Foundation (ESF)

Mr. Stewart Redden is the Learning and Teaching Adviser (Post-16) for the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in Hong Kong. He was previously the Vice Principal at Renaissance College (Hong Kong) where he set up the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) for the College in partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (HKAPA). Previously, he was the Assistant Head of Secondary at the Taipei European School, and he has also worked at IB schools in Singapore and Las Palmas.  In terms of the IB, he is a Visiting Team Leader for both CP and DP verification visits, a CP and DP Consultant, and a workshop developer for the CP. His philosophy of education is that learning should be a flow experience in which students enjoy the challenge of developing new skills in pursuit of their enthusiasms in life.

Abstract

Inclusion Through Specialism

The aim of the session is to look at how a specialist approach to education meets the needs of certain students. We will focus on how the Career-related Programme (CP) supports and accelerates, within an IB educational framework and philosophy, students who have already gained a focus for their professional lives. The theme will be explored through both the views of students and the research literature, as to why this approach to education works so effectively for students with specific interests. Thus, a school taking on the CP is better able cater to the needs of more of its students.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Understand how specialised programmes provide an inclusive education
  • Explore how we can meet the needs of students with specialised interests
  • Discover how the Career-related Programme supports and develops students to meet their potential
  • Examine how schools can collectively support an inclusive education

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