Plymouth University we are running a module for our third year student teachers about the philosophy of education. In fact, it's more than just educational philosophy - it's about how they develop their personal visions and values of teaching and develop their professional identities too. During the sessions we will discuss social and political influences the curriculum, and explore many of the theories, practices and influences that have made school what it is today (for better or for worse). We will feature a series of presentations and dialogues which we are calling 'learning events'. Each learning event will feature two or more guest speakers, drawn from the world of education, some in universities, some from schools, and also members of the business community. Each will present their personal visions and values to an audience of around 180 students at Plymouth University.
We want to share these events with the world. We think they are worth sharing. There are two ways you can join in. The presentations will be live streamed to the web, so that you can also participate from wherever you are in the world. We will also be running a live two-hour Twitter backchannel using the hashtag #EEES613.
The schedule of sessions is here (all times are British Summer Time - GMT+1)
19 April (1630-1800) Dave Strudwick (Headteacher of Plymouth School for the Creative Arts) and Steve Wheeler.
21 April (1600-1800) Miles Opie and Kelly Davis (Lecturers, Plymouth Institute of Education)
22 April (1400-1600) Kath Vineer (Lecturer in Education, Plymouth Institute of Education) and Jason Holland (Headteacher of Montpelier Primary School)
26 April (1600-1800) Dr Nick Pratt (Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education) and Michelle Virgo (Home Schooling Advocate)
28 April (1600-1800) Robert Bennett (Lecturer, Plymouth Institute of Education) and Dan Roberts (Headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys)
3 May (1600-1800) Sadie Medway (Lecturer in Art, Plymouth Institute of Education) and Dr Graham Stirling CBE/Chris Cole (Business sector - Cornerstone Vision)
5 May (1600-1800) Dr Tim Lynch (Lecturer in Physical Education, Plymouth Institute of Education) and Rouen Gargan (Associate Lecturer, Plymouth Institute of Education)
10 May (1600-1800) Question Time with Rachael Hincks-Knight, Kath Vineer, Miles Opie and Phil Selbie (Lecturers in Education, Plymouth Institute of Education)
12 May (1600-1800) Phil Selbie and James Bettany (Lecturers, Plymouth Institute of Education)
This link will take you to the live streams via YouTube.
Please join in during the live learning events and discuss the meaning of education with us!
Photo by Jimmy Rehak on Wikimedia Commons
Visions, values and video streaming by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.