Learning Pathways: An Individualist Approach

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

The quote above has always resonated with me, in both my professional and personal life.  Growing up I did not always know what direction I was going in, or what I wanted to do.  I was good at academics; Physics and Maths.  My sister, unlike myself, is an exceptional artist and my brother was popular and excelled at sports.  We all are very different but we have all succeeded in different areas of life and our careers.  There is no such thing as a one-size fits all life and, therefore, there should not be a one-size fits all education.  Here at SCOTS PGC we are committed to offering different learning pathways that suit individual needs and learning styles.

A primary focus is identifying a student’s learning needs, acknowledging their skills and passions, and developing an individualised learning approach.  This does have its own set of challenges but its benefits vastly outweigh these; is holistic and student-centred.  Experience has taught me that the most successful learning pathways for students are both enjoyable, suit the individual learning needs of the students and provide the opportunity to access further study and work.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”   – Malcolm X

Education is a facilitator for success, it opens doors and creates opportunities. Excellent education is not necessarily just excellent academics.  It should empower the students to achieve their educational goals, both inside and outside the classroom.  The vast co-curricular offerings are also vitally important as they allow students to develop different skills and attributes, as is service to the community.

We are all unique.  At SCOTS PGC we aim to celebrate that and to nurture every individual to be the best that they can be.

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Mark Richards – Director of Learning and Innovation