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As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Peter Twining, Professor of Education (Futures), will deliver his inaugural lecture on what the future holds for schools. He will ask if there is mismatch between how children learn and formal learning and invite a panel to give their views on information and communications technology in schools.
Please take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event:
Discussing fundamental problems in the current education system, Professor Peter Twining will explore:
Following his input Peter will invite a panel to give their views on what fit for purpose schooling would look like. This will be followed by discussion between the audience, Peter and the panel.
Watch what Professor Twining has to say about his lecture in the trailer video below:
Peter Twining is Professor of Education (Futures) at The Open University. He has been a primary school teacher, initial teacher educator, the Head of Department of Education at The Open University, the Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, and Co-Editor in Chief of Computers & Education. Peter has brought in over £10 million of external funding to The Open University, primarily linked with his focus on the future of education, building upon his understandings of pedagogy, teacher professional learning, educational change, and the role of digital technology in and on schooling.
|17:15 - 18:00||Tea/coffee on arrival|
|18:00 - 18:50||Inaugural lecture: If school is the problem, what is the solution?|
|18:50 - 19:00||Break|
|19:00 - 19:20||
James Pilgrim, Headteacher, Kents Hill Park School
Poppy Petrou, 18-year old ex student at Summerhill, co-educational boarding school in Suffolk
Mike Wood, Chair of the Centre for Personalised Education, expert on home education and flexi schooling
Professor Stephen Heppell, a leading voice on the role of ICT in learning and Professor of New Media Environments at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University
|19:20 - 20:00||Q&A plus closing|
|20:00 - 21:00||Drinks reception|