News from SCIS:
Students Karl Mbugua and Simran Pinheiro Attends a Round Square International Symposium in Harvard University
25th June 2018
Our students Karl and Simran, along with IT teacher, Mr. Wanjara, are now back in Arusha after a week’s trip to Harvard University, USA. They were in Boston to attend a Round Square International Symposium on the topic of International Understanding. Participants from twelve, carefully selected, schools, among 190 Round Square schools, worldwide, reviewed preliminary findings on the research in which they have been heavily involved.
These findings were shared by researcher experts and statisticians from Harvard Graduate School of Education after going through data collected from over 11,000 respondents from Round Square schools around the world.
Whilst we are not yet able to share preliminary findings beyond symposium attendees, it was evident that the Round Square IDEALS and other deliberate activities promoted by Round Square schools like SCIS make a significant impact in preparing students to become responsible citizens in the globalized world.
We are very proud of Karl and Simran’s dedication and for being part of one of the largest education research projects of its kind. The final and much more involved phase of the research has now begun. Among other things, Karl and Simran will be developing their own research strategy and they will then present their findings to Harvard scholars at the end of November 2018. The final report will be made public in June 2019.
The Round Square philosophy guides much of what we do at SCIS and is a unique part of school life, setting us apart from other schools. SCIS continues to work, with dedication, towards embedding both the Round Square IDEALS into our school life and the new Discovery Framework into the curriculum.