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CIRCLE Farewells Head of Education
The Head of Education at CIRCLE, Marcus Edwards, has resigned from his current position. Over the last eighteen months, Marcus has made a significant contribution to the strategic and operational life of CIRCLE through his leadership of the 2013 KnowledgeNETconference and the Alliance of Girls schools leadership training retreat, significant strategic, curriculum and executive development consultancies in Australia and New Zealand, and oversight of CSM and CIRCLE's post graduate qualifications, developed in association with the University of Tasmania.
Marcus has returned to live in New Zealand this year to be closer to his family. He will continue to be engaged with CIRCLE as a strategic consultant with ongoing oversight of the UTas relationship and qualifications, and CSM.
Marcus will be establishing his own consultancy in New Zealand whilst pursuing writing projects and post graduate study that enable him to be based in New Zealand full time.
We thank Marcus for his contribution to CIRCLE, and look forward to our ongoing relationship and the continuing development of the suite of educational resources he is leading and we wish him and his family well as he establishes his home in New Zealand and builds his professional practice there.
The CIRCLE Bachelor of Education Professional Honours Qualification
CIRCLE is pleased to announce the launch of The CIRCLE Bachelor of Education Professional Honours Qualification offered in association with the University of Tasmania.
The online learning based course is designed to provide those who work in educational organisations with relevant and practical preparation for leadership. It entails the completion of 8 Units which have been written and coordinated by CIRCLE staff and is augmented with digital resources and webinars.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop advanced leadership skills in an educational environment and take the next step in your career.
More information can be found here.
Dr Phil Cummins introduces the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours
Introducing CIRCLE's new Senior Management Team
We're delighted to introduce you to CIRCLE's new Senior Management Team for 2014. Staff realignment across 4 key positions within this team (Managing Director, Head of Consultancy, Head of Education and Head of Operations) has strengthened CIRCLE's attention to and care of each of our spheres of expertise. Our experienced, committed and friendly Senior Management Team are always delighted to hear from you. For more information about who's who, and to contact a CIRCLE staff member, please click here.
Education For The Future - An International Seminar
CIRCLE is delighted and proud to have partnered with the Wee Kim Wee Centre to host Education For The Future - An International Seminar at Singapore Management University (SMU) on 24 - 26 October 2013.
Developed as a concept through the shared educational vision of Dr Kirpal Singh, Director - Wee Kim Wee Centre, and Dr Phil Cummins, Managing Director - CIRCLE, the common starting point for the International Seminar was our understanding of education as the main driving force for progress and growth. In large communities and small, remote places and huge cities, everywhere human beings have placed special emphasis on acquiring knowledge and developing intellectually. In many societies, education has been the main solution to getting out of poverty and a low-level standard of living.
With the advent of the Internet Age, however, education is now under tremendous pressure to eke out new modalities - both of pedagogy as well as "content". The old, familiar systems, models and platforms no longer provide adequate nourishment and challenge. Megatrends now indicate that we are all in desperate need of a thorough change in terms of how we study, teach and learn, and what we learn, teach and study.
This small and focussed International Seminar on Education For The Future brought a diverse group of people together to engage in a vigorous, frank and open discussion about what is involved and how we can start to be ready to embrace fundamental changes. CIRCLE was excited and affirmed by the diversity in attendees as well as speakers at the Seminar, ranging from Singaporean Members of Parliament to esteemed international journalists to Principals, presidents and other educational leaders. We are enthused by the quality of exciting, interesting and engaging ideas explored by many at the Seminar and encourage good friendships and lasting bonds between us going forward.
(from left to right) Dr Phil Cummins, Managing Director - CIRCLE; Lim Biow Chuan, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) on Education; Dr Kirpal Singh, Director - Wee Kim Wee Centre.
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