Here, on the Awesome Humans Podcast today is none other than Founder, and CEO of Silkwood School, Valerie Campbell-Hogg! Yearning to find a school well suited to her daughters, focusing on meaningful learning, this seemed to be a difficult process.
So in 1999, Valerie's entrepreneurial spirit drove her to create Silkwood School, a 21st century learning design, making her a leader in the alternative education system. Valerie’s vision is empowering young people to be inspired, get connected, and make a difference. Valerie developed the Silkwood approach (an educational approach), to place individual student learning plans at the centre of the educational process and uses student interest, innovative learning styles, flexible timetables and the Australian Curriculum to intentionally enhance every child’s learning adventure. The Silkwood Way provides an alternative to traditional schooling and progresses young people through a developmental and student-centred approach to learning with a focus on ‘learning how to learn’.
Click the play button and hear what Valerie has to say about the education system and how her approach offers the next generations’ opportunities and engagement that the current mainstream education system doesn’t.