For much of human history, education has served an important purpose – to provide us with tools to survive. But, should survival be the extent of young people’s life aspirations today?
In October’s Big Education Conversation in Cambridge (‘How Can We Better Prepare Young People for Their Future?), we recognised that teaching ‘soft skills’ and harnessing interests and talents in a more ‘learner-centric’ approach helps develop more well-rounded individuals, who are better equipped for adulthood.
Yet traditional institutions still teach old fashioned curricular to new generations, often resulting in poor outcomes.
In this second edition of the Big Education Conversation, Smiley Movement has once again teamed up with National Leader of Education Rachel Snape, The Kite TSA and Whole Education, to look at the bigger picture of education. Joined by expert speakers, guests and young people, we will be going on a quest to find out:
Educational needs are changing and our mission to understand ‘how can we better prepare young people for their future?’ continues. What remains unchanged is education’s power to positively transformation young people’s lives. We believe we owe it to them, to our children, to future generations and our planet to get it right.
Join us on the 4th March at 6.30pm at the Milton Road Primary School in Cambridge, and join the conversation with an inspiring mix of speakers from millennials, academics, innovators and disruptors about their vision for the purpose of education, and how we can all support it.