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March 18, 2022

49: Building Connections Between Curriculum and the Real World with Nicole Dyson

49: Building Connections Between Curriculum and the Real World with Nicole Dyson

Nicole Dyson is a globally recognized expert and practitioner in project-based learning and youth entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Future Anything, an award-winning, curriculum-aligned entrepreneurship program for high school students, the founder of YouthX, Australia's only startup accelerator program for school-aged entrepreneurs, and the founder of Catapult Cards, a design thinking tool for corporates and classrooms.


Nicole Dyson is a globally recognized expert and practitioner in project-based learning and youth entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Future Anything, an award-winning, curriculum-aligned entrepreneurship program for high school students, the founder of YouthX, Australia's only startup accelerator program for school-aged entrepreneurs, and the founder of Catapult Cards, a design thinking tool for corporates and classrooms.

An experienced educator, Nicole has repeatedly led the design and implementation of whole-school changes to support future ready learning; placing young people at the forefront of co-designing contextually relevant learning experiences.

Nicole passionately pushes the boundaries around the future of our education system, and believes the best education empowers young people to bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Join us for this conversation about the disconnect between curriculum and real world relevance, why it matters, and how entrepreneurship can bridge the gap and give learners the future ready skills they will need in a world where knowledge is easily accessible.

 

In this episode, we cover:

  • The disconnection between curriculum and the real world relevance
  • Meeting benchmarks through authentic experiences
  • Providing space for long-term engagement to grow ideas
  • The success story of a 12-year-old entrepreneur and how entrepreneurship has help him grow and build skills
  • Building connections between enterprise and education
  • With knowledge easily accessible, what future skills and capabilities do students really need
  • Why high school is the perfect time to fail
  • How building curriculum from scratch helps to develop relevant learning experiences

 

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In each episode of the Rebel Educator podcast, I deconstruct world-class educators, students, and thought leaders in education to extract the tactics, tools, and routines that you can use as teachers and parents. Join me as we discuss how to shift the classroom, the learning environment, the mindset, and the pedagogy, to resist tradition, reignite wonder, and re-imagine the future of education.

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