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Education reform has been piecemeal and haphazard rather than focused and strategic and those responsible for policy making have failed to engage key stakeholders - learners, parents and practitioners.
In this Presentation Tony Breslin will lead us in a discussion around the need to transform education rather than make inadequate piecemeal reforms.
Why do we need to transform education?
Our Educational system was built for a different age: where deference defined relationships between young and old and teacher and learner, where society and its institutions offered a degree of social stability (albeit, one that was often parochial and restrictive) that the post modern era cannot match, where the drivers of change were predictable and less dynamic than forces such as globalization and the information revolution are today.
Tony believe we need to transform the way we ‘do’ education policymaking, by moving, in the language of the web, to user-generated approaches that embrace the perspective of the learner, the parent, the employer, the educational professional.
This Presentation is one of several activities we will hold this year around education and the need for there to be a great debate about educational purpose and what we mean by an ‘educated’ individual, whatever their ability or background.