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Escaping the exam factory: UK academy to Mexican Montessori

7 July | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

It’s time to escape from the clutches of exam-based curriculums. This session will explore alternative curriculum maps based on my experience in international schools outside of the UK. Secondary school doesn’t need to be learning formulaic methods to answers exam questions, or memorising quotations from ‘A Christmas Carol’. Out in Mexico it’s been recording podcasts for real audiences and analysing ‘Mean Girls’ and its bildungsroman tendencies alongside Marjane Satrapi’s hard-hitting ‘Persepolis’. There’s more to school than churning out good exam results. In fact, there’s more to school than exams full stop.


7 July
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Connie Maitland, Head of English, Humanitree, Mexico