INNOVATEEDUCATION took place in April 2017 at Stirling Court Hotel & engaged with Scotland's education sector, asking the crucial question: how can we innovate our education system to meet the challenges of tomorrow?
VisitScotland were joined by:
Professor Mark Priestley, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Director of the Stirling Network for Curriculum Studies.
Professor Priestley began his career teaching history and has worked in schools in New Zealand and England before moving to Scotland. Mark has been involved in numerous external roles including active council roles in the British Educational Research Association and the European Educational Research Association. A leading voice in Scottish academia, Professor Priestley will discuss current curriculum issues, particularly the relationship between skills and knowledge, and arguing the case for knowledge rich learning experiences.
Lauren Rodger, Head Teacher of North Berwick High School in East Lothian.
Lauren trained as an English teacher in England and has taught in both the independent and state sectors in Scotland. Lauren sits on the Executive Council and the Strategic Planning Group of School Leaders Scotland, the professional organisation for school leaders, and she is a member of her local authority's Education Steering Group.
Fearghal Kelly, Lead Specialist at the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL).
Fearghal has worked in education in a variety of contexts and is currently a Lead Specialist with the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL). As a LeadSpecialist Fearghal is responsible for putting activities in place to support the development of teacher leadership, these activities being informed by his engagement work with schools and teachers. He has experience as a Principal Teacher, a Local Authority Development Officer and as an advisory teacher in Namibia on behalf of Voluntary Services Overseas.
(The Real) David Cameron, Education Expert and Public Speaker.
David Cameron has a unique view of the educational landscape, his experience stretches from leadership of children's services at authority level to the classroom, from the development of national educational policy to its implementation in schools and takes in work at national and regional level in both Scotland and England. Taking the the lead on Scotland's Outdoors Education strategy, he has worked across the UK with teachers, school leaders and governors and is currently chair of the York Education Partnership.