15:00 - 15:45Registration and Refreshments
15:45 - 16:00Welcome and Opening - Charlotte Ellis - Head of Strategic Marketing EMEA
16:00 - 17:00Hugh Dellar - English Futures
English is increasingly becoming the global lingua franca. As such, it's seen as a vital '21st century skill' in a globalised world. However, the real future needs for English will be largely at the high proficiency end (scientists and multinational business) and at the low level of call centres and tourism, with little need in the middle. Considering these end points and English as a non-culturally bound language raises serious questions about our inherited 20th century English Language approach to teaching grammar rules, word lists and literature. In this talk, I aim to unpick and open up these thorny issues.
17:00 - 17:30Refreshments
17:30 - 18:00PeaceJam - Ellen Froustis
18:00 - 18:45Daniel Raven-Ellison - Explore
What does it mean to be a 21st century explorer? How can exploration be used to help us learn? In this thought-provoking talk Daniel Raven-Ellison will argue that it is essential that children have the opportunity to converge outdoor learning with digital technologies if we are to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. A parent, educator, guerrilla geographer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, you can expect big, bold and controversial thinking as well as grounded practical ideas that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.
18:45 - 19:00Closing Remarks
19:00 - 21:00Drinks Reception and Dinner