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What our children really need to learn
Mon 8 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Being a parent is tough. Being a parent of a teenager perhaps the toughest of all. So what can you do to help your child learn better, become more resilient and ultimately increase their chance of success? What can we do differently to help with both their academic progress and their personal growth? Are you the type of person who believes that intelligence is expandable? That having a can-do mindset matters? That parents can play a very different role? And, most importantly, that the relationship with students and sons/daughters needs to change?
If these ideas resonate with you then 'What children really need to learn' is an event ideally suited to you. If they don't then it is definitely for you.
Professor Bill Lucas is one of the world's foremost thinkers about education and an acclaimed researcher with more than 40 books to his name. His main interest is in how people learn and how we can help them learn better. With Guy Claxton, Bill created the growing global expansive education movement. His most recent book, Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn, challenge schools to think afresh about what they do. It suggests that teachers (and parents) need to cultivate 7Cs in children - communication, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship - at the same time as helping them achieve success in public examinations. Have a look at www.educatingruby.org if you’d like to find out more.
This entertaining, honest and soul searching evening will help you reflect on your role in the lifelong education of your son or daughter and make you think about your approach to supporting the holistic development of your children.
Whilst this is a free event we would appreciate any donations in lieu of a ticket charge on the evening during which we will be supporting the Ark Cancer Charity.