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Paul Campbell, Primary Teacher Promoting a Culture of Innovation

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Paul Campbell, Primary Teacher, North Lanarkshire

Promoting a Culture of Innovation: New approaches to professional learning in a post-Donaldson era

Reflecting on the principles, research evidence and recommendations of the Donaldson review of teacher education, this workshop aims to facilitate discussion on how to establish and maintain new approaches to professional learning for teachers that encourages innovation, creativity and experimentation; ultimately improved experiences for our learners.

One of several recording that we streamed from the Association of Chartered Teachers Conference at the Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 2nd February. More to come over the next week or so.

ACTS Keynote: Christine Forde and Margery McMahon

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Keynote: Professor Christine Forde and Dr  Margery McMahon, University of Glasgow 

The afternoon keynote will explore a major international concern about the contribution of teachers in building effective national educational systems to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The keynote will examine current international policy discussions on the development of the teaching profession and relate these to current work in Scotland on accomplished teaching. 

 

One of several recording that we streamed from the Association of Chartered Teachers Conference at the Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 2nd February. More to come over the next week or so.

 

Radio #EDUtalk @ #ACTS2013: Kenny Pieper and Neil Winton on Pedagoo

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At the end of the ACTS conference I had a chat to Kenny Pieper and Neil Winton about Pedagoo, one of the most vibrant communities of teachers online.

One of several recording that we streamed from the Association of Chartered Teachers Conference at the Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 2nd February. More to come over the next week or so.

Radio #EDUtalk @ #ACTS2013: Terry Wrigley – Poverty, Inclusion and Achievement: Is there more that schools can do?

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This workshop takes as its starting point the psychological and social effects of child poverty.  It will critically examine some of the explanations of how deprivation tends to lead to underachievement, and open up some new issues and questions emerging from research. These include ability grouping, community involvement and whether children from poorer neighbourhoods tend to experience more restricted forms of teaching (a ‘pedagogy of poverty’). Examples will be provided of innovative schools which are making a difference.    

Participants will be invited to look at how much we know of children’s lives outside of school, including family interests and support, and at how school-based research can be used to raise awareness about the danger of ‘pedagogies of poverty’. 

The workshop relates to the presenter’s new book Living on the Edge (co-author John Smyth) and to his involvement in Social Justice Re-considered (a collaboration involving staff at Moray House, University of Edinburgh). 

One of several recording that we streamed from the Association of Chartered Teachers Conference at the Stirling Management Centre on Saturday 2nd February. More to come over the next week or so.

Radio #EDUtalk @ #ACTS2013: Con Morris

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In between sessions I had a chat with Con Morris of Education Scotland about Glow’s CPD central and its evolution into  National Professional Learning Community (Glow logon needed). Unfortunately I had the mic facing the wrong way so the sound is not great. Con was as always fascinating.  

Radio #EDUtalk @ #ACTS2013: Sir Tim Brighouse

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The A-Z of School Improvement – Professor Sir Tim Brighouse set out what really makes the difference in improving educational outcomes. He will drew on his experience as a Chief Education Officer in Birmingham and through the London Challenge and stress the importance of teacher professionalism and the support for, and development of, that.

This is the first of several recording that we streamed from the Association of Chartered Teachers Conference at the Stirling Managment Centre on Saturday 2nd Feburary. More to come over the next week or so.