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.

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Emporium Finale

Thursday 19 June 2014 - Emporium Finale 

Helix Park, Falkirk – be one of the first to attend an event Inside The Kelpies.

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Invisible Launch

The Invisible Launch will take place on Friday 06 June at Riverside Museum, Glasgow. The experience will launch the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas with a range of opportunities and emporium speakers. 

Why not join Nick Carter, the Real David Cameron, Guðrún Pétursdóttir from Iceland, Cherry Hopton and many more… at this excellent launch to the Emporium view further details of speakers and book online here

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Mindfully Being reveal that mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the study, led by Assistant Scientist Lisa Flook, were recently published in the journal Mind, Brain and Education. Read more

Monday, 12 May 2014

Is Education Killing Creativity and Enterprise?

In his globally famous TED talk Ken Robinson accused schools of 'killing creativity' and asked for  a rethink of how we deliver the curriculum in a more meaningful way for 21st century learners.

Do we offer an enterprising and creative curriculum to all students?  What could be better?  Can we learn something from our European neighbours?

Start the discussion here but also join us on the Tuesday 10 June 2014 at St. Mungo's museum in Glasgow. Book your place at:

Friday, 2 May 2014

Speakers at The Invisible Launch

Discover more about our Dangerous speakers at the Invisible Launch on Friday 06 June at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

Full events listings and book online now available Emporium of Dangerous Ideas 2014