Supporting Schools in Cameroon

Part of OSC’s mission is “to generate profits which are used for philanthropic educational projects” and our latest project has been supporting the first IB world school in the Republic of Cameroon. Enko Education School in Yaoundé was authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) last year to offer the IB Diploma Programme. We were delighted to be able to support this inspiring project which will establish one of the most affordable IB schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. Supporting IB Teachers Last month ...

Moral Machines and Happy Humans

We're used to robots - we read about them, see them at the cinema, in art, graffiti, learn about them in science and technology class, we build them, and our lives are full of them. The other day this video, "Humans Need Not Apply" from CGP Grey,  came up in my YouTube subscription: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU The script for this video is at http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/humans-need-not-apply, and links to all the technology mentioned is on the "About" tab on the YouTube page. Watching the video, I was struck by the very broad ...

Education for Tomorrow

One reads a lot about robots these days, and also about "21st century education", "learning for tomorrow", etc. (If you doubt me, do a search on these terms).  But how far away is "tomorrow" -  a "time that is to come"? The other day this video, "Humans Need Not Apply" from CGP Grey,  came up in my YouTube subscription: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU The script for this video is at http://www.cgpgrey.com/blog/humans-need-not-apply, and links to all the technology mentioned is on the "About" tab on the YouTube page. Watching ...

Courage

On Friday July 12 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. We should not forget that she just turned 16 on that day and that she's the same age as most Year 1 IB-DP students. How many of us could stand tall and give such an inspiring speech to deserve so long a standing ovation? I invite ...

James Dyson Award – Starting a New Academic Year…

The James Dyson Award is a fabulous award to show your students especially those thinking through Major Projects in DP2, or just starting the course and getting an idea for the wonderful world of design. Whether the elegance or Curve a seat for cycles specifically designed for females...or Kwikscreen a way of dividing rooms easily and efficiently to maximize space wins remains to be seen as the judgement countdown suggests 16 days until the winner is announced but a great resource nevertheless. ...