London, United Kingdom
September 17th, 2011
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About this event
Picking up the baton from Sir Ken Robinson’s latest TED Talk – this event has been designed specifically to ask “How can we bring on the education revolution?”
Taking this TEDx event to a new level, we not only want to offer inspirational speakers, interesting conversations and new learning, but this is a call to action. What can all those involved ACTUALLY DO to ensure that the old and irrelevant in education is thrown out and that we can build a new model of constant reinvention to ensure that education provides what industry requires and more importantly what young people need to flourish in today’s world.
The event at The Rounhouse, will be held in the classic TEDx format, with speakers talking for a maximum of 18 minutes and the forum having regular conversation breaks.
The audience will represent much of society; anyone who had or did not have an education, those working within the profession, young people who are still at school and those within industry with a desire to see education finally providing young people with an adaptable and diverse skill set and a passion for lifelong learning.
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education(The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province.
Jude Kelly is the Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Britain's largest cultural institution. She founded Solent People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre, and was the Artistic Director of the York Festival and Mystery Plays. She later became the founding director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 1997, she was awarded the OBE for her services to the theatre. She has directed over 100 productions including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, the English National Opera, the Châtalet in Paris and in the West End. Jude is chair of Metal, member of the London Cultural Strategy Group, and is Visiting Professor at Kingston and Leeds Universities and the Hong Kong Centre for the Performing Arts. She is a member of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Board.
Professor Ken Spours Is a professor of education at the Institute of Education, University of London and specialises in research and development in 14-19 education and training, including the reform of curriculum and qualifications; organisation and governance; policy-making and policy learning; education and training developments across the UK and learner progression in upper secondary education. Over the last 25 years Ken has worked for the development of a more unified and inclusive 14-19 education and training system capable of meeting the needs of all learners. As part of this work, he has collaborated with various research bodies, think-tanks, trade unions and teacher professional associations and currently convene an education group for Compass: Direction for the Democratic Left and support its mission of 'Education for the Good Society'.
Dougald is a writer, speaker and creator of organisations, projects and events. His work is driven by a desire to understand how we change things, and how things change, with or without us. This has taken him cross country through a range of fields, from social theory to the tech industry, literary criticism, the future of institutions and the skills of improvisation. He seeks to make connections between people, between ideas and between worlds. His projects include the web startup School of Everything, the urban innovation agency Space Makers, and most recently The University Project, which is seeking new ways to fulfil the promise of higher education.
Emily Cummins, 24, is an award-winning inventor with a passion for sustainable designs that change lives. Her latest innovation is a sustainable fridge which is 'powered' by dirty water but keeps the contents dry, hygienic and cool. Emily refined her fridge design in African townships before giving away the plans to benefit local people. As a result of her work, Emily was named The Barclays Woman of the Year 2009 and One of the Top Ten Outstanding Young People in the World 2010.
Carmel's background is a mixture of social activism and senior corporate roles. As a community campaigner she worked in the US and India before starting her own company to help large firms differentiate through values. While researching her first book, Change Activist, she became aware of the problem of children arriving at school too hungry to learn and decided to do something about it. She re-mortgaged her home to start the charity Magic Breakfast and established Magic Outcomes, a social enterprise leadership firm to raise awareness and revenue. Magic Breakfast now feeds 6,000 children each morning, with no public funds and a team of just three.
Adam Roberts is an experienced young campaigner, including in the UK Youth Parliament and as a representative to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. He is a trustee and director of the Children's Rights Alliance for England, has written for a textbook on human rights in the UK, and has spoken alongside such figures as Shami Chakrabarti and Telegraph columnist Mary Riddell.
Dan Roberts has been teaching Science among other things for the last 9 years. He has held various positions of responsibility within secondary schools such as Head of Science in a Specialist Science school; Head of Sixth form and is currently Deputy Headteacher at Saltash.net Community School in Cornwall. Saltash.net is a specialist school in Science, Maths and Computing with a Rural Dimension. Dan is extremely passionate about learning and is committed to supporting and nurturing young people to become creative, innovative and effective 21st century learners through embracing new technologies in and outside the classroom.
Geoff is one of Tribal's thought leaders on new technologies, and how they can be used for learning, communication and collaboration. He and his team of technical inventors and educational wizards build mobile apps, tools and websites to serve learners and educators across the world. Every year over 1.2m learners use their tools and resources. His mission is to find practical and meaningful uses for emerging technologies, embracing the power of web2.0, Social Media and Open Source Solutions to help to make learning work better for all – with a particular focus on hard to reach, excluded or disadvantaged learners.
Ewan McIntosh is CEO of NoTosh Limited, a startup that works with creative industries on the one hand, and then takes the processes, attitudes and research gained from working on those projects to the world of education, providing schools, districts and Governments all around the world with ideas, inspiration and research on how to better engage teens. Ewan and his team are all about engaging people, whether they're voters, customers or kids in a classroom.
Max Whitby is a filmmaker and scientist, and the founder of three successful digital media companies. He studied philosophy at Oxford University and then joined the BBC where he produced numerous Horizon and Nova documentaries. He has directed nearly a hundred films, mainly about science. Early on, he became involved in the BBC's pioneering Interactive Television Unit and headed a collaboration with Apple in San Francisco. Subsequently he co-led a management buy-out of this BBC group, forming a media publishing company that achieved a successful IPO in 1995.
Georgia is a 14 years old student, athlete (swimming at National level) and actress (most recently playing Tallulah a school production of Bugsy Malone). Her ambition is to end up on the nation's television screens, presenting the Morning News. She has strong views on quality and equality in education.
Sophie Bosworth is an 18 year old student from Devon with a passion for creativity, innovation, education and sharing passions. A member of the Ideas Foundation's Scholars' Council, she is keen to promote practical, industry based education models as alternatives to university, particularly as a route into the creative industries.
After graduating from Oxford University in 2002. Nick began his career as a teacher, working both in the UK and abroad, and then joined Anti-Slavery International as a campaigner and fundraiser in 2003. As part of a two-year volunteer project, Nick spent seven months cycling from Cape Town to London and returned to write his first book, Blood, Sweat and Charity, published in 2005. From 2005, Nick worked as a youth worker in Lambeth and Southwark and used that experience to go on to create a national youth engagement programme and employee volunteering scheme in 2006. Nick joined We Are What We Do, where he is now CEO, in 2007 to develop their dedicated schools work, creating the children's book, Teach Your Granny to Text & Other Ways to Change the World, and a series of national youth projects.
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Chalk Farm Road
London, NW1 8EH
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September 17th, 2011
2:00pm-9:00pm (GMT 0hrs)
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