08 Nov 2012
Dynamic school rondeval programme
An energetic ‘speed learning’ session with the chance to visit up to four inputs to explore how others have innovated learning.
Don’t miss the school case studies and articles on Eric Mazur, Guy Claxton and Emily Cummins in the September edition of SecEd. Download the SSAT 20th National Conference programme.
School showcase information will be posted here soon.
Professor Tanya Byron – why be limited by your potential?
Psychologist, government advisor and media personality Professor Tanya Byron is chancellor and professor in the public understanding of science at Edge Hill University in Birmingham. She will share ways in which we can empower all learners to realise that their potential has no limits.
Professor Barry Carpenter OBE – new pedagogies for new patterns of learning
Innovation in learning must be extended to all children in all settings. Drawing on his 30 year career, Barry offers a guiding hand to help you engage creatively with the complexities of learning difficulties and disabilities to develop practical strategies for students with special needs.
Professor Guy Claxton – creating powerful learning and outstanding teaching
Guy’s seminal work on learning to learn has enabled teachers worldwide to really understand how students learn. This is a chance to absorb the lessons Guy can share about how to enable students to develop the habits of mind that underpin confident, curious, creative learning.
Emily Cummins – developing student leadership through invention and innovation
In 2010, Emily was named as one of the ‘Ten Outstanding Young People in the World’ for the impact of her sustainable invention on communities in Africa. Emily’s story will inspire and challenge you to create opportunities in the curriculum to promote student leadership, creativity and innovation through co-construction.
Brian Lightman – what does it mean to be a leader of learning?
Brian has broad experience of the English and Welsh education systems, having worked as a teacher, headteacher, examiner, inspector, government committee member and, since 2010, general secretary of ASCL. He will delve into this experience to identify the skills of leadership that lead to lasting change.
Professor Bill Lucas – unpacking the pedagogies behind peer teaching
With interests spanning lifelong learning, learnable intelligence, habit change, parental engagement in learning, communication and creativity, Bill will use his deep knowledge of how the mind operates to outline how leaders, teachers and students can create outstanding teaching and learning.
Professor Eric Mazur – the challenges and rewards of ‘Flipping the Classroom’
If there was a pedagogy that could teach innovation, collaboration and creativity, promote whole-brain high-level thinking and questioning AND give the teacher a role in which s/he could personalise, extend and track the cycle of inquiry – would you try it in your school?
Ewan McIntosh – teaching needs learning, not the other way around
By exploring the marriage between ‘design thinking’ (as a creative industries process) and the best educational research, Ewan will explain how he believes a ‘design thinking’ approach can go beyond project-based learning and enable truly student-designed, student-led learning.
Dr Don Passey – learning from legacy and shaping the future curriculum
Don has undertaken more than 20 years of research into the uses and outcomes of digital technologies to support learning and teaching. He will share evidence-based outcomes of co-construction, collaboration, creativity culture and ‘new space’, and examine what leaders can do to create a culture of creativity.
Professor Dylan Wiliam – teacher quality is the key to improving learning…
…and all you have to do is devote time and support for teachers to develop their core competences and expertise. The acknowledged international expert on AfL shares his seminal research on improving teacher expertise and explores how leaders can embed AfL and a culture in which teachers are encouraged to take risks.