We’re delighted to announce our first researchED in Africa, landing in Pretoria this September.
We believe that education is poised for a revolution- one based on evidence and research, not dogma and orthodoxy. New discoveries in how we learn, and a greater emphasis on being evidence informed has the potential to transform the education and life chances of students everywhere, particularly the least advantaged. But it won’t happen by itself.
For the last four years researchED has been growing as a vehicle that brings together voices from the margins of education, from academia, from research, from classrooms and staffroom, into an ocean of conversation, challenge and new ideas. From Sydney to New York and everywhere in between, days of powerful thinking, discussion and sharing have been taking place, joined together by social media. And now at last it’s arrived in South Africa. We hope you can come join us, whether you teach, lead schools, write policy or run an organisation. Everyone is welcome. Prepare for 100 ideas in a day.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Tom Bennett, Founder of researchED and UK government advisor on school behaviour: Lessons from the best schools in the UK and abroad- what do teachers and leaders need to do to make real behavioural change?
Mbulelo Nguta, education reformer and a co-founder of the Institute for Education Reforms: Evidence-based and quality-oriented education reforms
Sam Freedman, CEO, Ark Education Partnerships Group: How can government policy be more evidence informed?
Doreen Nabayo, Lessons from Africa’s first EdTech Incubator. A call to get more evidence-driven educators involved in designing EdTech solutions.
Jamie Martin, Founder, Injini – Africa’s first edtech incubator. Ex UK Dept Education Special Adviser: Why we should be frustrated by the evidence free fads & fashions dominating Africa
Jon Molver, Education Director, Ark South Africa
S’onqoba Maseko, WEF Global Shaper Alumnus
Lester Lalla, Deputy Headmaster at St Stithians Boys’ Prep: Understanding by Design (based on the work of Grant Wiggins)
Margot Long, Deputy Head at St John’s Preparatory School: The benefits and pitfalls of Action Research
Professor Nicola Kleyn, dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science: What business looks for in graduates.
Dr Ian Moll, senior lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg: Neuroscience and myths in education
Tim Jarvis, teacher, Michaelhouse School, KwaZulu-Natal: ‘Divide and Conquer’ – What the evidence says about single gendered education
Bruce Collins, English teacher at St Alban’s College in Pretoria: how shame cultures in schools limit teachers and students from being their best
Martin Robinson, author of Trivium: The Importance of the Knowledge Rich Curriculum
Adam Thorpe, Curriculum Manager at Ark Teacher Training
Dr Pedro De Bruyckere, Educational scientist, teacher & researcher: What are the biggest myths in education? How do we avoid them?
All session are run on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price. Limited parking available- please get in touch to book.