Category Archives: Events

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #5 (at Bett) – how can data help improve learner outcomes?

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Thanks to all those that joined us at the Bett conference (or online via live-streaming and Twitter) last month for the fifth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about what impact data currently has on learners. It was the usual informal format, with the emphasis very…

Event summary: rising tuition fees and fair access to HE

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Back in July we launched the Fair Access to HE report by The Strategic Society Centre, supported by Universities UK, Pearson College and the Pearson Think Tank. Apologies for the delay getting this out, we had some ‘technical difficulties’ – sigh. The report is here, the event presentation here and a summary video is below….

Report launch event – Careers 2020 Phase Two: A cloudy horizon

To make progress in their lives and contribute to society, all young people need the right skills, knowledge and aptitudes, underpinned by the ability to make appropriate learning, work and life choices. Given a challenging context to achieving these outcomes, and the ambitious agenda of change pursued by the government, it is understandable that there…

David Willetts to give keynote at launch of Access For All research

Ensuring all young people feel able to go to university has become even more important since the rise in tuition fees. This new analysis, carried out by the Strategic Society Centre and supported by the Pearson Think Tank, Pearson College and UUK, explores their financial concerns, which groups are more vulnerable and what policies might…

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #4 – How are educators using technology to innovate?

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A small but perfectly formed group joined us at the Education Innovation conference in Manchester earlier in the month for the fourth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about how educators are innovating with technology. It was the usual informal format, with the emphasis very…

Event summary: Unleashing Greatness? Launch of the RSA / Pearson Think Tank Academies Commission final report

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The Academies Commission launched its highly anticipated report at the RSA on the 10th January 2013. Set up by the RSA and the Pearson Think Tank, with support from the Co-operative and CfBT, the Academies Commission was established to examine the long term impact of academisation on educational outcomes. The Commission was chaired by former…

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #3 – How can technology help embed change in education?

London at night

Over fifty brave souls faced the Wintery elements to come to the tenth floor of the Pearson HQ for our third of these networking events. They were rewarded with fantastic views of London by night, warm mulled wine with mince pies, and a lively debate about the future of education technology. It was the usual…

Event summary: Blue Skies debate about the future of higher education

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Higher education in the UK, and beyond, seems to be experiencing a period of unprecedented change. Together, global trends and national policies are generating a debate that is increasingly focussed on the cost of higher education. Tuition fees, research grants and ROI are the issues of the day. It’s time to widen the debate. Nicky…

Event summary: Hot Breakfast Briefing on qualification reform

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This week the Pearson Think Tank hosted its latest Hot Breakfast Briefing, or rather its first since it adopted its new status as a Think Tank. Over 70 delegates from across the spectrum of education and training came to hear about the latest developments happening around the curriculum and qualification system, and to join in…

PCPL launches its latest round of Hot Breakfast Briefings with a look at school policy developments.

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Event Summary This week the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning kicked off its 2012 series of Hot Breakfast briefings with a look at what’s happening in school policy. The last few months have seen a series of important developments for schools covering funding, ‘league’ tables, inspection changes and the National Curriculum. With schools seemingly…