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Jun
25

Tortoise Education Summit: Is it time for a revolution in learning?

By Nuffield Foundation

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We are pleased to be a knowledge partner for the Tortoise Education Summit, a gathering of the biggest names in education as well as students, teachers and employers from around the world. Join us online for a day of conversations on the future of learning.

COVID-19 has caused huge disruption to education around the world, and the Black Lives Matter protests have highlighted the need to question not just how we learn, but what we learn. Even before these momentous events, there were questions about our education system and its fitness for the 21st Century and beyond. Are exams really the best measure of human ability? Are our curricula right for the difficult years to come when climate change, sustainable economics, equality and basic kindness will be pivotal? Should schools help people be happy, as well as economically productive? Revolutions can be born of disruption. Is now the time for a radical rethink?

The summit is an entirely virtual event. You can participate using your phone, tablet, or computer. One ticket gives you access to all the sessions at the Summit but, just like an in-person conference, you can join for as much or as little as you like on the day. 

To get your free ticket for the Summit, go to tortoisemedia.com/edu-summit, click ‘tickets’ and use code: NUFFIELDGUEST

Sessions at the Summit include: 

  • Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, in conversation with James Harding, Tortoise editor and founder
  • Which is the best education system in the world? Reformers from the OECD, Finland and the Global South make their case.
  • Should we abolish exams? Some argue the testing regime is past its sell-by date and there needs to be a better way to assess human abilities.
  • What should we teach? What should be on the curriculum for the future: traditional subjects, equality, climate activism, or is wellbeing training the most important thing?
  • How can we plan for the death of the job for life? Covid risks creating lost generations. Industries are lost and new opportunities emerge. How can we reskill for the future?
  • How do we break the link between inequality and educational outcomes? Exam results across the world are tightly linked to social class and poverty. Why is this and how can we make education systems fairer?
  • Bitesize ThinkIns: What would a revolutionised education system look like?

The Summit will feature education specialists from around the world: Andreas Schleicher, director of education from the OECD; Pasi Sahlberg, the Finnish educationalist; Cami Anderson, the former Newark high school superintendent; the former higher education minister Jo Johnson; Lord Bob Kerslake, previously head of the civil service; and our Director of Education, Josh HillmanChris Cook, Tortoise partner and editor and previously policy editor at Newsnight, will be helping host the event along with Polly Curtis, previously education editor at the Guardian.

Tortoise ‘ThinkIns’ are not traditional panel discussions but forums where everyone has a seat at the (virtual) table and can share their experience and expertise.

We hope to see you there.

Speakers


  • Josh Hillman
    Director, Education
    Nuffield Foundation
  • Baroness Valerie Amos
    Director
    SOAS
  • Andreas Schleicher
    Director of Education
    OECD
  • Pasi Sahlberg
    The Finnish educationalist
  • Cami Anderson
    The former Newark high school superintendent
  • Jo Johnson
    The former higher education minister
  • Lord Bob Kerslake
    Previously head of the civil service
  • Chris Cook
    Tortoise partner and editor
  • Polly Curtis
    Tortoise partner and editor
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