The Future of Work, impact on education today


The pandemic caught the world by surprise. Few imagined it would last so long. Schools grappled to come to terms with new ways of teaching and students with new ways of accessing their education. The abrupt changes impacted education both positively and negatively. It made many in the field look into the future.

Could this disruption be an opportunity for changes in education, an opportunity to look more closely at ways education has been delivered to students?

Looking outside the classroom, educators have begun to ask what will tomorrow’s work environment look like?

What skill sets will be the most important for students to acquire?

Interesting questions indeed.

The American School of Milan has brought together a panel of teaching, admissions, advancement and curriculum experts for a lively discussion on the future of work for young people. They will explore what you can expect from an international education today and how this will prepare students for a global role in the future.

Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor will facilitate a discussion with:

Cynthia Davis Hall, Director of Admissions and Advancement at American School of Milan.

Cynthia Davis Hall, Director of Admissions and Advancement, American School of Milan
Cynthia has spent the past 10 years working as Director of Advancement in International Schools in Africa and Europe. She is a product of international schools having been born and raised in Europe. She arrived in Milan during the pandemic and says that the supportive collaboration of ASM’s community is what brings joy to her daily work.

Christopher Briner, science department coordinator and IB DP Biology teacher at American School of Milan

Christopher is a Swiss citizen, but was born in Hong Kong and grew up moving around Asia. After moving to Thailand, he then moved through Indonesia and Japan before going to the USA for university. Chris began teaching World History and International Relations in Park Ridge, outside of Chicago. After three years at KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand, he eventually found his home in Milan, Italy, where he has been teaching for nearly 10 years.

Jane Segre, Director of Teaching and Learning at American School of Milan

Jane has UK/Italian nationality, with a Masters in International Education out of University of Bath and 25 years experience as a teacher in international education from elementary to high school.

Peter Damroth, Upper Primary Science Educator at American School of Milan.

Peter has a Masters in Elementary Education with a Teacher Leadership Focus. He has been an elementary school teacher, both as a homeroom teacher and as a science specialist, for the past 13 years. He has taught in the United States (North Carolina), China (Shenzhen), and currently in Italy (Milan).

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