Kim Flintoff
Ambassador

Kim Flintoff

Australia

Learning Futures Advisor - Coordinator, Learning Futures Network - Community Leader, ShapingEDU - Advisor, CoSN Driving K-12 Innovation - Educator - Student

Formerly an internationally recognised high school Drama teacher and teacher educator, Kim is now the Learning Futures Advisor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and his work sees him engaged in global advisory and consultation roles in all education sectors.

As well as coordinating the Learning Futures Network and the Innovative Schools Consortium, he is also a founding member of the ShapingEDU community and continues as Neighbourhood Mayor for the Connect Education and the Workforce of the Future group, advisory board member to Consortium of Schools Networking Driving K-12 Innovation initiative, FutureWe, NetEDU, OneHE and other projects around the world.

His current research is considering the impact of educational collaborative networks on school innovation and transformation.

Kim is dad to two young daughters, and a member of the Board of Directors for Kalparrin (supporting families caring for children with additional needs), CircusWA (skills development), and a School Board Member at Yule Brook College.

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My current roles in higher education draw upon my diverse experience in performing arts, applied science, technical and creative management, educational leadership, arts and education research to position me slightly to the left of thought leaders shaping the future direction of education and learning engagement within Curtin University and across our partners and collaborators in libraries, museums, galleries, sustainable development agencies, global education, etc.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Constant reevaluation of purpose and direction is essential to maintain relevant and connected educational priorities. Innovation amplifies that focus and brings some fo the requisite flexibility and agility to the constant quest to maintain and evolve all aspects of education globally.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

http://stem4innovation.org - This program was borne out of the imagination of Western Australian educators wanting to generate authentic learning experiences for WA school students to apply STEM-inspired, curriculum-linked, design-thinking processes to solving real-world problems relating to the immediate and future impacts of COVID-19 and other community related needs in Western Australia.