London Festival of Education

| November 17, 2012 | 2 Comments 

Today, we were lucky enough to be invited to the London Festival of Education at the Institute of Education in Bloomsbury. This new event, is designed to bring together everyone interested in the future of our schools & universities, whether they are teachers, academics, parents or students.

Great to be involved in this event and to run a session on social media in education with Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic on Twitter). We looked at how Twitter, and #UKEdchat, have impacted on learning, for teachers, and students across the country, and beyond.

It features dozens of speakers including the education secretary Michael Gove, authors Anthony Horowitz and Michael Rosen, deputy mayor Munira Mirza, chief schools inspector Michael Wilshaw, and Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh, at least 30 workshops including masterclasses from the National Theatre and from experts in behaviour management, debates on topics such as the future of exams and whether it is worth attending university, and performances from poets, bands, and a hula-hooping troupe, among others…

Well done to Suklaa, who organised today’s event, guided by an expert steering group which included Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education, Gerard Kelly, Editor of TES, Michael Shaw, Deputy Editor of TES, Lucy Heller, Managing Director, Education at ARK, Keri Facer, Professor at the University of Bristol.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Natacha Kennedy says:

    Couldn’t go to this in the end; not with Wilshaw & Gove, I don’t go to events with people like that, who are so anti-education. Gives them false credibility. Pity, it looked like it was otherwise very good. Would have liked to see more about social media & education.

  2. Sarpreet says:

    This is a very nice post describing the role of social media in education. People love to share their experiences in the form of stories specially during virtual classroom sessions a teacher or educator can motivate attendees towards a call to action via discussing a case study which relates the theoretical topic to a practical situation and student would understand the concept and adapt it to his behavior.

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