Dr. David Claivaz

Dr. David Claivaz

Lausanne, Switzerland

Edupreneurial Executive 20+, Education Group CEO, Author

I am an experienced school leader and an edupreneurial mind who has been shaping education for the past 20 years. My aim is now to help to transform the education system with the development of an entrepreneurial mindset adapted to the school fact, the edupreneurial mindset. 

I am  CEO of Lemania Swiss Group of Schools (LSGS) as well as Acting Dean of Business School Lausanne and hold a Ph.D. from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

I have taught and managed at every level of multiple educational systems (primary, secondary and tertiary), both in French and English-speaking curricula. I have launched two international schools in the Lausanne area and have created various innovative education programs. I bring special focus on the integration of Information Technology in teaching and learning strategies.

My scope of research includes questions such as artistic creativity, interculturality, translation, and linguistics.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Change in education is not happening at a systemic level. Disruption actually happens at the level of individual initiatives by teachers or groups of teachers, leaders, parents, or event students. Being part of the HundrED Community means to be able to observe these changes from a priviliedged standpoint. It is the best starting point to see what is change in education and a strong network to carry the news.

How can education support students to flourish?

Diversity is the most important factor impacting education at the 21st-Century. Education is still universal, but its universality has to acknowledge numerous differences in the profiles of the students, in their family and socio-economical contexts, as well as in their learning needs. Education can support students to flourish if education proves capable of leading profoundly different individual to study and succeed together.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is key to bridge the gap from the education context to the real world. The acceleration of change, which is the signature of the 21st Century, calls for an education that can successfully adapt to the ever-faster changes of the context. Innovation is the driver of this adaptation, especially is innovation proves purposeful, fair, sustainable and quick.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

The Goal Indicator, because it is essentially a new tool for learning, not just the new version of an existing tool.

PenPal Schools, because it is a great way to rejuvenate an old idea, that has the essential quality of developing friendship beyond boarders.

Kasvan Education, because it makes parents partners of school learning.

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

gd-Schule Bratsch: the school that builds a village, because it is the first school that is entirely built on learning by real projects. Home page : gd Schule Bratsch

Smartest Learning: an app that tansforms any learning resource into a quizz, because it is the first AI application that can realistically be deployed. Home page : Smartest Learning

EPFL Extension School: a skilled-based higher education programme that does not require previous academic qualification and provides best-in-class learning in subjects that lies at the heart of tomorrow's world, because it is a truely disruptive model for academia : The EFPFL Extension School.