Earlier this month in Singapore, on my 24th visit, I had the honour of working with Ministry of Education, delivering a keynote to over a thousand key personnel in secondary education. We used 5 big screens as you can see in the photos. I then provided workshops for selected participants. A long but rewarding day, looking at holistic learning and the development of co-curriculuar experience design.
The following day I delivered a lecturer development session for staff at the East Asian Institute of Management, and we then went to the Singapore cricket club for a lovely dinner. I met with new and old friends whilst out in Singapore. I am looking to run an Experiential Learning Master Class in Singapore next August 2015, as I am also over in Malaysia working with a University and with corporate clients.
Work with British Glass is still ongoing and my education about glass continues! The Academy had a members meeting up in Sheffield this month. Glass is certainly much more recyclable than other material, and there are many new developments that will affect future applications of glass. The day with Cardiff Met University MBA went down well and I am hoping to go out with the students on a 72 Yacht in the Bristol estuary next time I am down there….now that would be exciting! At the end of the month I am speaking in Prague at The International Mountaineering and Outdoor Sports Conference. I am giving a speech on the evolution of experiential learning then facilitating an experience mapping technique, using data from a ‘sleeep-out on the Streets’ project about developing awarenss of homelessness. The participant data was collected by an undergraduate Sheffield Hallam University student Will Russ. The last time I was in Prague was over fifteen years ago when I did some work for the British Council – it will be interesting to see how this very romantic and beautiful city it has changed.