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Winter Webinar Launch of The Pedagogy Podcast
Dec 18 2023
Winter Webinar Launch of The Pedagogy Podcast
This recording features clips from the Winter Webinar launch session of The Pedagogy Podcast alongside clips from the podcast series. Joan MacKay, strategic director of Education Scotland introduces the session. The session is hosted by Bex Ewart, Quality Improvement Officer of City of Edinburgh Council and Lynn Taylor, Senior Education Officer of Curriculum Innovation at Education Scotland.   Clips include discussions from:   Ben Mardell, a teacher, researcher and former principal investigator at Project Zero, a research organisation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ben was project director of ‘Pedagogy of Play’ a collaboration with the LEGO Foundation and the International School of Billund, exploring how play can be a central part in children’s learning in school.   Award winning academic, artist and author Professor Alison Clark who talks about the concept of ‘slow knowledge and the unhurried child’ - the urgent need to embrace slow pedagogies in early childhood and beyond.   New Zealand’s Nicola Ngarewa, a school principal passionate about disrupting the educational norm through transformative leadership and a focus on global citizenship. Her significant experience was gained by working across all sectors of education from early childhood to tertiary - and even in New Zealand’s prison system.   Marnie Ferguson, head teacher of award winning Torphichen and Westfield Primary schools in West Lothian. Marnie has led both schools in the development of an innovative, research-based, agile and child-centred curriculum approach built upon learner agency.   We also hear from the children from both primaries. They share their insights on their schools’ agile approach to learning and teaching and offer views on what should happen to meet learner needs across Scotland.   Blair Minchin, a primary teacher in Edinburgh talks about his journey from law to teaching, trusting the children, play pedagogy beyond early years and the main influences on his child-centred pedagogical approach   Then Carl Gombrich is a former professional opera singer, an English interdisciplinary educator and co-founder of the London Interdisciplinary School. Professor Gombrich is an academic who writes about interdisciplinary learning, philosophies of education and music.   The podcasts can be accessed here:   The Pedagogy Podcast Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3OlQjzxsYdhXkYg8W7F7d1?si=dc4fd84d97d649e4   The Pedagogy Podcast – Core Pedagogical Considerations Graphic: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SY5Z4lXiluxNXhNkgk0UCukrKXNzw3iX?usp=sharing
Empowerment: Partners
Nov 9 2023
Empowerment: Partners
Empowerment and collaboration for improvement happen at all levels in an empowered system. Partnerships are therefore a key cornerstone of this approach. Partners in an empowered system includes schools, local authorities, parents and carers, colleges, universities, the local community, third sector, public sector and business organisations.  In this podcast you’ll hear representatives from Barnardo’s charity, West Lothian College, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Community Learning and Development and Skills Development Scotland discuss and share their understanding of empowerment within their contexts and how it could be taken forward across the system. Education Scotland believes an empowered, connected, self-improving education system is vital to achieve excellence and equity for all children and young people in Scotland. In this latest podcast series, the School Empowerment Steering Group has launched a number of episodes focusing on what empowerment looks like for those working across the education system, including insight from school leaders, teachers and local authority leads. Previous episodes: 1 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-an-introduction/ 2 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-school-leaders/ 3 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-scotish-government/ 4 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-local-authorities-and-regional-improvement-collaboratives/ 5 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-teachers-and-practitioners/ 6 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-parents/ 7 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-learners/
Empowerment: Learners
Nov 9 2023
Empowerment: Learners
An empowered system creates a culture of collaboration and collegiality with learners, parents, colleagues and multi-agency partners who all share a vision for education based on the values and needs of the community.  Learner participation is an important part of an empowered system. Learner participation is defined as all of the ways in which children and young people contribute to school and the wider empowered school system, working with educational professionals, parents, carers, peers, and community members.  During this podcast you will hear learners from a range of schools across Scotland share how they contribute and participate in school life. Education Scotland believes an empowered, connected, self-improving education system is vital to achieve excellence and equity for all children and young people in Scotland. In this latest podcast series, the School Empowerment Steering Group has launched a number of episodes focusing on what empowerment looks like for those working across the education system, including insight from school leaders, teachers and local authority leads. Previous episodes: 1 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-an-introduction/ 2 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-school-leaders/ 3 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-scotish-government/ 4 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-local-authorities-and-regional-improvement-collaboratives/ 5 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-teachers-and-practitioners/ 6 https://EducationScotland.podbean.com/e/empowerment-learners/