This webinar series launches an extensive project for the Chartered College, Rethinking Curriculum. The project aims to support and equip teachers and school leaders with the knowledge and skills to identify, plan and implement curriculum development work in a sustainable, context specific and impactful approach. This will mean that all pupils will have access to an expansive, inspiring curriculum that connects them with local communities and enables them to lead healthy, fulfilled lives.

Our webinar series brings together teachers from a range of settings to consider their curriculum and how the work of our experts could develop their work further. Our series of 3 webinars will cover:

Event attendees will have access not just to the events but to supporting materials and resources in order to start discussions in their settings.

In this first session you will hear from Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester.

Professor Bill Lucas is a writer, speaker and education reformer. Bill’s research focuses on understanding those dispositions for learning which help people succeed and flourish in life, how they can be cultivated and how evidenced. Bill is chair of the advisory board of the Global Institute of Creative Thinking, co-chair of the strategic advisory group PISA 2022 Creative Thinking Test, curator of Creativity Exchange and a Commissioner for ICAPE. The model of creative thinking developed by Bill and colleagues is now used in more than thirty countries across the world and was the stimulus for a four year study by the OECD. In 2019 Bill co-authored the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education and, in 2020, Bill co-founded Rethinking Assessment. 

Bill is a prolific writer. His most recent publications are Creative thinking in schools across the world: a snapshot of progress in 2022 and A field guide to assessing creative thinking in schools. His acclaimed critique of the education system, Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn, written with Guy Claxton, asks challenging questions about the future of education. 

The session will be hosted by Jenna Crittenden from the Chartered College of Teaching and will include the opportunity for attendees to pose their own questions to Bill Lucas about his experiences and implementation tips.

Jenna Crittenden is Curriculum Design Lead at the Chartered College of Teaching, leading a national project ‘Rethinking Curriculum’ that aims to support and equip teachers and school leaders with the knowledge and skills to identify, plan and implement curriculum development work in a sustainable, creative and place based approach. This will mean that all pupils will have access to an expansive, inspiring curriculum that connects them with local communities and enables them to lead healthy, fulfilled lives. Prior to joining the college Jenna has been a Primary Headteacher, Curriculum Design lead, governor and also acts as a trustee for MTPT.

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