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Saturday, March 25 • 10:15 - 11:15
Session 4: What matters more - performance or learning?

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Are schools risk takers?

Schools around the world are under pressure to achieve good academic outcomes, accountable to a conservative constituency of parents, educators, governors and systems who can be resistant to change, for the sake of “success”.

This often forces schools and teachers to play it safe and default to traditional teaching practices in pursuit of student outcomes, rather than implement innovative approaches in the interest of student learning.

They remain bound to practices and conditions that have not significantly developed for decades; some might even say centuries. Such conditions don’t permit teachers to create the space or opportunities for students to develop as learners, rather than simply succeed as examination candidates. As long as teaching for success trumps facilitating for learning, the model is inapt.

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Richard Grazier

VP Growth and Customer Operations, Pamoja Education Online Provider
A 21-year career in edtech that spans 120 countries, more than 12 curricula and over 20 different applications for designing instruction, training, and improving academic and administration performance. richard currently lives in oxford with his wife, and sheldon the cat, and along... Read More →

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 CET
Room 3410-3412