Sunday, October 3, 2010
Dr Rick Harwood
Mahindra College recently welcomed Dr Rick Harwood to campus for a couple of weeks. Rick has very recently retired as a Deputy Head and Director of Studies. He is Chair of the Council of International Schools Science Committee and one of the editors of Science in School.
He has written highly regarded text books on Chemistry for A-Levels and IGCSE and is now working with the IB to develop resources for Chemistry and Biology. He is currently working on a project with Durham University which looks at developing "international mindedness" in students.
He is also very involved as an accreditation team leader for the Council of International Schools - and I very much hope he will be able to offer us some guidance around seeking our own accreditation with CIS some time in the future.
I am also hoping that Rick can help us to think through the possibility of developing an approach to base-line testing of students so that we can begin to make better informed judgements about students at the interview stage and also calculate some kind of value-added index in the course of their 2-years with us. This is an area he has worked on extensively in recent years.
Dr Jonathan Long