Compass Trainer – Tom McLean

TOM MCLEAN

Tom McLean

Tom is from Scotland but has lived and worked internationally for the majority of his working life. Tom previously taught IB Geography and coordinated the whole school approach to sustainability at the International School Manila (ISM), Philippines. Tom’s role at ISM evolved from his work coaching students in the use of the System Thinking toolkit to facilitate the 2012 Global Issues Network (GIN) conference and has included guiding students through the process of facilitating a school-wide goal based on the sustainability pledge in the ISM mission statement. Tom regularly writes about sustainability education, his work often appeared in the East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) triannual journal and he wrote a sustainability education position paper published by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Tom is currently leading the IB diploma accreditation process at ISG Jubail in Saudi Arabia. At this moment in time, Tom is particularly interested in the challenge of embedding a sustainability mindset in teaching and learning in the Middle East region. In furthering this aim, Tom is currently part of a team of educators working on a strategic plan for sustainability and service learning within the NESA region.