The Lagos to London novel has officially launched a global learning curriculum, in partnership with the British International School, Lagos.
The signing ceremony which was held on Monday the 25th of April 2022 has proven to be a turning point in the academia and literary field.
The curriculum which was designed around lessons shared in the Lagos to London novel seeks to empower learners with the mindset and skills essential for success as self-starting individuals with the capability to lead themselves, engage with others, and uses these as means to build their life.
This British International School, the first school to partner with the Lagos to London Team to pilot this global learning curriculum with its Personal, Health, Social, and Economic Education class will introduce the learners to diverse forms of learning designs including scenario-based learning, guided discussions, and experimental activities.
These active learning approaches will result in longer-term recall, synthesis, and problem-solving skills than learning by hearing, reading or watching. The curriculum adopts the learning-by-doing model instead of the learning-by-telling model and will run for a period of 6 weeks with the last week for a capstone project/ presentation.
The curriculum signing event was hosted with more than 60 students in attendance, the British International School Principal, Principal Kevin Donnelly, Ms. Jacinta Agim (Head of form 10) and 6 instructors.
The launch began with the Author of Lagos to London Mrs. Lola Aworanti-Ekugo introducing the vision, structure, and objectives of the course to the students. The L2L curriculum is centered around 10 key lessons including Self-discovery and Personal Mission – where learners are taught to unlock their full potential by understanding the strengths and the importance of being able to effect positive change in the world today, Developing Resilience and Overcoming Setbacks – ability to demonstrate a growth mindset by reflecting on and learning from experience, Building impactful relationships and networks – learners are taught to cultivate authentic, interdependent relationships grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and cultural awareness, Values and Ethics, Decision Making and Career Development – learners are taught to use their knowledge of self and decision-making skills to shape their career and much more.
She mentioned that the curriculum is transforming learning and education by empowering young people with the mindset and relevant skills essential for success in the world we live in today.
Speaking on the partnership, Principal Kevin Donnelly expressed his excitement about the British International School being the pilot school for this initiative and how this global learning curriculum will help the students take ownership of their lives by building ethical values and developing their cultural awareness and decision-making skills that will enable them to be successful and stand out in future. He also affirmed that this curriculum is in line with their vision of guiding and inspiring students to the fulfilment of their dreams through strategically designing learning for different types of learners for a greater tomorrow.
According to Demilade Oluwasina, Founder of Learnible Global, the partnership experience on the Lagos to London Curriculum design was extremely fulfilling. He said, “the book is a rich body of work, packed with loads of personal and professional growth insights. It was great to collaborate with the Author to help transform those insights into practical application through Experiential Learning Design”.
More information about the curriculum is available on https://lagostolondon.com/curriculum/
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