Tuesday 09 June 2015 - Friday 19 June 2015
Aims of the Festival
The Emporium of Dangerous Ideas aims to re-establish the importance of dangerous ideas as agents of change in education – to shift the axis of what is possible! It is for everyone who is passionate about education including college, university, school staff and students as well as those engaged in education throughout the creative communities.
Great session on Friday morning which challenged existing ideas and personal philosophy. Great to reflect on the purpose of education and the implications for engagement with colleagues, students and pupils. Great dialogue with colleagues from college and Community and Learning Development. Really insightful to hear other values and principles in the world of education. At one point we were asked to consider what kind of Scotland we wish to see in 2023. Some ideas included:
No inspections of schools
An independent Scotland
A nation where everyone has opportunities.
The high jump analogy was great – Google the Fosbury Flop!