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A new dawn in secondary education

A new dawn in secondary education with Prof. Evan Parker, chaired by Tom Rubens.

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.
Chair - Tom Rubens
Tom a semi-retired teacher of English and Philosophy. He has worked as a university and college lecturer, and as a private tutor, and is still active in the latter field.
He has been a member of Conway Hall Ethical Society since the 1980s, and has been active at Conway Hall in a number of ways: serving a brief period as editor of the Ethical Record: delivering a large number of Sunday morning lectures; and doing archive work on material in the Society's journals from the 1870s onwards.
Doors 10.30, £3 in advance, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members. Book in advance and pay on the door. Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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  • Kieron

    The title was a wee bit misleading as it seems the speaker thought the 'problems' started with primary education. Hence the talk was much more interesting than the title suggested.

    September 28, 2014

  • Julie M.

    Soz - planned to come along, but have woken up feeling rather unwell.

    September 28, 2014

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