Former West End musical theatre actor, teacher and pedagogue talks about learning through experience.
Raising aspirations, access and achievement is at the heart of any partnership between parents and teachers. Sonia Blandford describes Achievement for All, the quiet revolution that is engaging over 100,000 parents and carers in England, improving outcomes for their children, improving teaching and saving the government millions along the way.
I will be looking at the impact that dyslexia has on people who find themselves in the criminal justice system, and will be using my own experience as a dyslexic formerly involved in offending. As a practitioner in the criminal justice system, I will be using case studies to illustrate the difficulties that some young people face who are dyslexic and find themselves caught in the cycle of offending.
Creativity is regarded by many as a vital aspect of the human world, and creative thinkers are seen as a central element of society. Hence student creativity is regarded as a desirable outcome of education. This talk will examine the place of creativity in education and in national curricula. It will begin with some examples of creativity in music. New research on creativity in national curricula will also be presented. Finally the talk will critically examine what should be done to enhance creativity in education.
We now know a lot about " what works" in terms of being effective ways to teach ,and the ways of running effective,productive schools. We also know a lot from " brain science" about how children learn. David Reynolds,one of the founders and leaders of the international educational effectiveness movement , covers these issues in his presentation
A specialist in using music to facilitate early intervention in deaf children, Christine Rocca will be talking about Baby Beats, a new system developed to help deaf babies to use their auditory neural pathways in preparation for the fitting of a cochlear implant.