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Thinking on Sunday - A new dawn in secondary education

Prof Evan Parker talks about radical change in the current education system.

Our present education system is a catastrophic failure, not fit for purpose and its ethos is deeply flawed.
I will present a new and radical approach to secondary education, designed to be engaging and fulfilling and to enhance the student's contribution and experience in society. The teacher's role is redefined and their interaction with the students is based on new principles. The school infrastructure, along with its embedded technology is key to remodeling the whole-school experience.
The "syllabus” and the way it is delivered and student assessments are subject to profound revision compared to what is done today, ultimately making them relevant to advancing our society.
These ideas go well beyond any previous proposals/concepts, and discussions on how they might be developed and taken forward are most welcome.
Ever since being a 6th former Evan Parker has had abiding interests in how we might improve society and, in religion (although he is not religious). He has worked in industry and has spun out a company on solar energy. He held the Chair in Semiconductor Physics at the University of Warwick for 24 years and is currently Professorial Research Fellow. He currently works on nano-technology for medical applications and also on climate change. He has held leadership roles in many European programmes and published widely on scientific matters and also written a book on his childhood in a remote Cotswold village.


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Date and Time:

28 September 2014 at 11:00 am


1 hour 30 minutes



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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