QI Connect with Bill Lucas

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently hosting an exciting line up of monthly WebEx sessions presented by an exceptional global faculty. Simply link in for free from your own desk, to learn from national and international leaders in quality improvement.

We are delighted to announce that this month's session is with Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. The session on 28 September 2017, 4-5pm (UK time) is definitely one not to be missed!

Bill is an authority on practical and vocational learning and has undertaken ground-breaking research into pedagogy, creativity and habit change.

For the last six years he has been advising The UK’s Health Foundation on leadership and learning, helping them to create the improvement science fellowships scheme. His 2015 research - The Habits of an Improver: Thinking about learning for improvement in health care – is one of the Health Foundation’s most downloaded publications and is being used and further developed by colleagues across the world. Bill has been the subject of and host of a number of Health Foundation webinars. With Paul Batalden, he co-leads an improvement science fellowship programme in Sweden. .

In addition to his work at the University of Winchester, Bill is an international adviser to the Mitchell Foundation in Melbourne, an adviser to the OECD in Paris, an adviser to the Department of Education in Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority on the implementation of the capabilities curriculum, a trustee of The English Project, and, with Philip Pullman, a Patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. His acclaimed five-dimensional model for creativity is the stimulus for a fourteen country study coordinated by the OECD which began in 2015.

Bill is known internationally as a speaker. He travels extensively to present key notes, most recently in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Dubai, Dundee, Cardiff and Belfast. He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books, many academic papers and, increasingly a blogger.

His most recent book, written with Guy Claxton – Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn – asks some challenging questions of the current education system. Bill is the cp-creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: the Expansive Education Network, whose underpinning ideas are also featured in his book, Expansive Education: teaching learners for the real world.

QI Connect is provided in partnership with The Health Foundation as part of their Q initiative which is supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers in England.

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