Educating Girls at the Speed of Life

Educating Girls at the Speed of Life

We are amidst some of the most impactful intersections of technology with human life - this era is both exciting, scary, and unpredictable.  It signals a time when education must prepare our young women for extraordinary roles and in different ways – for experiences that examine how people will contribute to an automated and artificially intelligent world.   These technologies will continue to change, adapt and perhaps even think for us in the future, so our girls will need to be prepared for the speed of life.

There will be a changing hierarchy of knowledge previously occupied by traditional subject areas.

There will be a changing hierarchy of knowledge previously occupied by traditional subject areas.

And while some academic traditions prepare us well, other areas of design, creativity and ethics are becoming the new demand for human capability alongside resilience, resourcefulness and adaptability.

Citizens of the World

Citizens of the World

The changing face of curriculum at Diocesan acknowledges the need for urgent world-wide awareness around key issues – world population, genetic modification, equity within and between civilisations, sustainable economic and environmental strategies, automation, artificial intelligence, space travel and peace.  

Values and belief in self

Values and belief in self

There are contexts for an education at Diocesan that focus on different worlds – the world within each individual girl – her values, beliefs and inner confidence. The world of friends and family - online and civic responsibilities, building meaningful relationships and giving of service to others. The wider world beyond – contributing to cultural understanding and enhancing the quality of life for the generations ahead.  An education today at Diocesan is a step into these worlds to explore and enhance each girl’s understanding of who she is and why she can make a difference.

Gaining the tools to thrive

Gaining the tools to thrive

An education for the speed of life will help her to manage and control the human aspects of her life that will remain as her most important attribute. She will be valued for her empathy, ethical thinking, creativity and how she uses knowledge to interact and innovate in adaptive ways. She will be a person who thrives personally, enjoys life and enhances those around her. She will continue the Diocesan legacy of trailblazing and making her mark on the future.