Alternative ways of educating teachers to educate children differently: What do curriculum, assessment and pedagogy look like when ‘done differently’?
This conference looks to bring together teachers, educators, academics and other practitioners – especially those who lead or see themselves as having a remit to lead in some way, even if not as a manager – into a space of child-led and alternative education.
In this space ideas, philosophies and principles for putting children first are privileged. Leaders in and of or for school education – at every level of the teaching career ladder – are invited to join the BERA Alternative Education SIG, the BERA Educational Leadership SIG and the BERA Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy SIG for a day conference of presentations, interactive workshop sessions, networking and professional support.
The day as a whole is to build bridges, develop professional knowledge and thus practice around putting the child first in a range of education contexts. The day ultimately is to give leaders in school education ways to embed leading for the child into their schools and tools to deal with any agenda which marginalises children and their voice in teaching and learning.
|10.30||Registration and refreshments|
|11.00||Welcome and opening address
Helen Lees and Max Hope
|11.15||Re-imagining teacher education, letting go of the constraints and thinking differently
Rachel Lofthouse, Leeds Beckett University
| Feedback: giving control to the learner
|Fear and alienation in teaching – the response of the ‘principled pragmatist’
|Real cultures of mutual respect/equality in Quaker schools?
|13.30||Disrupting teacherly conduct
Gopal Krishnamurthy, Brockwood Park Krishnamurti School
|How does it feel to be an alternative educator (in the mainstream)?
|Children’s voice and autonomous learners in ‘alternative’ Islamic faith-schools – Contradictions and Possibilities
|Designing and enacting micro learning situations that begin to explore an alternative paradigm for teaching and learning
|15.00||Networking/discussion groups (implications for research and practice)|
| Group one:
Being alternative in the mainstream – the pain and peril, the joy and the success
Getting out of mainstream schooling to do education the ‘right’ way and to find oneself as an educator
|Group three: Researching alternative education in schools, FE and HE|
|16.15||Moving forward – plenary|
|16.50||Completion of evaluation forms|
|17.00||End of conference|
BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.
- Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £75 towards travel.
To apply for one of these bursaries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.Back to top and register