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Ethics & Politics – The Education We Want

20th October 2016 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Ethics & Politics – The Education We Want

The next collaborative meeting between The Conway Hall Ethical Society and GlobalNet21 will be on “Ethics & Education” and will be a discussion on whether we need a new approach to education that is “person” based rather than Government and Corporate driven as it is at the moment.

Speaking at the meeting will be,

Viv Grant has been in the education profession for over twenty five years. She is a former primary head teacher and seventeen years ago was one of the youngest heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.She has been a lead trainer and consultant for a number of educational training bodies, including the Department for Education, the National College, The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education and the NUT. She was a contributing author to the 2011 publication Mentoring and Coaching in schools and in 2014 published her first book, “Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders.” She has written for the Guardian and appeared on TV, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour.

Dr. Adam Unwin is Senior Lecturer in Business and Economics Education at University College London’s Institute of Education and together with John Yandell has written the book “NoNonsense Rethinking Education : Whose Knowledge is it Anyway?” This book examines the motivations, conflicts, and contradictions in education. In breaking down the structures, forces, and technologies involved they show how alternative approaches can emerge.  Research and professional interests include e-learning in teacher education, learning outside the classroom and global perspectives.

You can find out more about Adam’s book at Adam will have copies of the book with him at the meeting that will be sold at a discounted price.

The Speakers Trust

We are also working with the Speakers Trust who work with young people and encourage them to debate and discuss topical issues and we are hoping that they will supply two young people who will speak for five minutes each on the “education they want.”

We hope to have this confirmed soon.

This event will be audio recorded on the night.

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