Academic Advisor Committee

Mr. Edward Lawless

Academic Adviser

As Founding Principal and Chief Academic Officer for Pamoja Education, Edward Lawless leads the organization’s academic mission. In cooperation with the International Baccalaureate, Pamoja develops and delivers IB-approved resources and global services that broaden student access to IB Diploma courses under blended conditions. With over 20 courses, and 200 trained teachers on their platform, Pamoja serves more than 4,000 students in over 110 countries around the world.

Before joining Pamoja, Edward was fortunate to work with many exceptional IB schools and practitioners in his role as the IB Asia-Pacific’s Regional Head of Professional Development. His career has spanned four continents, and has covered multiple curricula in both state and independent schools. Edward is passionate about bridging the global education gap through blended learning. While he enjoys all aspects of his job, what he enjoys most is collaborating with imaginative people to rethink how students, teachers and schools work, to redefine education in a way that features more sustainable learning partnerships, and to create a better future for all.

Edward has presented at over 35 international education conferences on such topics of professional development, blended learning, student–centered practices and developing international mindedness. He is always interested in connecting with students, teachers, school leaders, and representatives of public, private and social sectors to broaden access to quality education.

Mr. Nigel Forbes-Harper

Academic Adviser

Nigel was born and educated in the U.K., and graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Australia in 1972. Various jobs and much travelling later, he began his full-time teaching career in 1980 in Western Australia. This career took him to Papua New Guinea, the Northern Territory of Australia, Turkey and Thailand, where he served as Head of the Senior School at Prem Tinsulanonda International School. At two of the schools where he worked he was the International Baccalaureate Diploma coordinator responsible for the introduction of the Diploma Programme.

Nigel later served for five years as Head of School Services in the Asia-Pacific region and was responsible for the management of IB programmes in IB World Schools in the region. He returned to Australia at the end of 2012 to take up a role as Head of Curriculum at an international school in Perth and then worked as Executive Director of Tranby College, also in Perth, before leaving full-time employment at the end of 2015 to work independently.

Our Core Strengths

Experiential Learning: A Hands-on Approach to Learning

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Faculty: Dedicated to Excellence through Rigorous Professional Development

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Visionary and Experienced Leadership: Leading the School Forward

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Holistic Development: Connectedness of mind, body and spirit

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Service Learning: Connecting Curriculum with Community Service

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Parental Engagement in Education: A Proven Formula for Success

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Value-based Education

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