Search form

Stuart MacAlpine

CSS MenuMaker
Stuart MacAlpine
Former Director of Teaching and Learning, UWCSEA East

Stuart MacAlpine was the Director of Teaching and Learning on the East Campus from August 2013 to December 2019. He joined the College as Head of English at Dover Campus before moving to East Campus.

Stuart has a life long interest in progressive education and especially the United World College movement and prior to moving to Singapore, worked in both boarding and academic roles at Lord Wandsworth School, Sevenoaks School and Millfield School in the UK. He has an undergraduate degree from York, a post graduate qualification from Edinburgh University, and a Post Graduate Teaching qualification.

Stuart has eclectic interests: from Hardy fishing rods to the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay; from technology to Byron. His wife Francesca is an infant teacher and they have three children. 


Defining Learning

It might appear self evident that every school has learning at its core. Some would wonder what could possibly be at the core of a school if it’s not learning. But the truth is that many schools focus on teaching strategies, on the learning environment or on exam results when they talk about learning: these become proxies that can distract from a school’s core purpose, which is to stimulate an internal change that is taking place within our students—their learning.


All Articles

Tools such as ISA can never replace the holistic...
Holistic Learning Programme, Teaching and Learning

Becoming a school with learning at its core
Holistic Learning Programme, Teaching and Learning, UWCSEA concept based curriculum

Subscribe to RSS - Stuart MacAlpine