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EDUCATION TODAY series – guest speaker Ian Cunningham -‘What should a 21st century education look like?’ – booking advised !

EDUCATION TODAY series – guest speaker Ian Cunningham -‘What should a 21st century education look like?’ – booking advised !

4 November 2015 - 7:30pm at The Coach House

Ian Cunningham –‘What should a 21st century education look like?’ 

Ian chairs the Governing Body of Self Managed Learning College, located in the centre of Brighton. The College operates as a learning community where 9-16 year olds manage their own learning.

‘How can education respond to the known evidence about how young people learn and to the realities of the modern world? An exploration of real examples of new modes of education including Brighton’s unschool Self Managed Learning College.’ today  copy


21st October

James Mannion –   Rattling the Cage: We need to talk about the army of elephants.  

James works part-time as a Lead Professional for Science in Brighton. He has an MA in Person-Centred Education from the University of Sussex and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge, focusing on evidence-based approaches to closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. He is the founder and a Director of Praxis Education, a professional development platform for teachers based around small-scale research inquiry. James is also an education consultant with Pivotal Education. He writes an educational blog (Pedagog in theMachine) and is @pedagog_machine / @PraxisEd on Twitter.

28th October

Emily Humphreys–  ‘Gender and education’

Emily Humphreys is a freelance theorist with a specific interest in 21st Century feminism and Masculinity studies. She is also a practising project manager, a trainee trainer, and runs a vegan kitchen and organic community garden for BUCFP

Michael James Parker  – ‘Wild things!: How do we honour all our energies?’ 

This seems to embrace a whole host of the questions that I have asked as a teacher, poet, performer, mountaineer, poet coach, event organiser, teacher of young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, outdoor leader, mentor, friend, husband, dad and fool.

11th November

Cath Oddhayward- ‘Autonomy, Company and Mastery’ 

Head of a Secondary Special Support Centre for students with Communication difficulties  –  supporting young people with communication needs including Autism in a person centred way.’

Sara Jane Glendinning  –  ‘Excuse me where is the classroom?’ 

Sara Jane runs the Coach House, a much loved space in the heart of Kemptown encouraging creative education through the arts sciences and beyond!  As a visual artist, musician and medical herbalist is always looking for an excuse to call in nature  to the board!.  Inspired by her recent travels to Finnish schools and Davos Switzerland a summit s on the Future of Education,  has prompted these  lecture series to take place.  She will be  sharing ideas, theories, policies and potentials.

18th November

Dr Scherto Gill –  Human-centred education

Scherto Gill works at the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex’s School of Education. The key concept that Scherto is developing is human-centred education and she is investigating how this concept can be expanded in teaching and learning towards human flourishing and cultivating a global culture of peace.

Linda Morris – Headteacher of Lewes New School 

illustrates the teaching and learning practices at the Lewes New School

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