Dr. Robert Thorn
Secondary Principal at Aoba-Japan International School
I am a driven educator with a mission. My mission is to help every young person become the best learner they can be. We can do this by setting up new schools and writing new curricula where education is approached in a better way; however – what about existing schools with existing curricula? What about educators and parents who can’t see the power of developing the learner? What about this generation now? I have set up Developing Real Learners – an NGO – to take action and to find answers to these questions. Our general answer is that we can develop real learners in existing schools with existing curricula! We can help a critical mass of educators and parents to understand the importance of, and know how to develop real learners! We can improve the lives of this generation now, if we take action. Then they in turn will have a chance to improve the situation for all. Sometimes though, we have to build the schools and that needs funding.
Setting up schools, adapting schools, creating on-line training and virtual tutors, developing resources and materials for educators, young learners and parents and more – we and our partners globally offer solutions to the education issues of yesteryear – the issues that most of us still encounter in schools today.