RISE UNDER HUNDRED SPOTLIGHT

Finnish education organisation HundrED has recognised the RISE Framework of Creative Education as one of ten inspiring education innovations in Victoria for 2018. The RISE Framework and the School's focus on Creative Education has been recognised at the 2018 Educhange Festival alongside the likes of the Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative School and the R.A.P violence prevention programme as innovations that will help equip students with the skills necessary to succeed beyond secondary school.

With the announcement of the local Spotlight initiative in 2017, HundrED stepped outside their traditional scope of highlighting Finnish and global innovations; Positive Education has featured in their Global 100 for the past two years. HundrED partnered with Education Changemakers and the Atlassian Foundation "to discover and share some of the brightest education innovations that are being implemented behind isolated classroom walls in Victoria", according to Lasse Leponiemi, co-founder and COO of HundrED. 

The RISE framework of Creative Education was developed by Professor James Kaufman (University of Connecticut), Associate Professor David Cropley (University of South Australia) and Dr Tim Patston, Geelong Grammar School's Director of Creativity and Innovation. The framework acknowledges that Creative Education is made up of connecting and interrelated factors: Environment, Student, Investigation and Result. The HundrED website provides step-by-step instructions for implementing the RISE Framework, as well as the other nine education innovations recognised this year. The RISE Framework is being implemented at each of the four campuses of Geelong Grammar School, from years P-12. Currently, ten subjects incorporate the RISE Framework into their teaching practice.

About HundrED
HundrED is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Finnish government, philanthropists and corporate sponsors. Since implementing significant education reforms in the 1970s, Finland’s school system has consistently been at the top of international education rankings. In 2016, HundrED selected 100 education innovations from Finland, which were then trialled in schools across the country. In 2017, HundrED expanded their efforts to select 100 education innovations from across the globe - the Global 100 - which is now an annual undertaking.