Online seminar: examining the transformational power of education.
We invite educators, policy makers and sector experts to join Secretary of State, Mr Alejandro Tiana Ferrer and Mark Howard, Director of British Council Spain at our special anniversary seminar as they discuss the past, present and future impact of the MEFP-British Council Bilingual Education Programme in Spain.
Our seminar also offers the opportunity to hear from Lucy Crehan, International Education Consultant, on the policies and strategies which high-performing and equitable education systems implement to support successful educational outcomes. Prof Zahir Irani, University of Bradford, will also share a case study on how universities institutions can successfully engage in the economic regeneration and development of their local communities.
|TIME||SESSION / SPEAKERS|
|11:00 - 11:15||Seminar welcome: Mark Levy and Mercedes Hernandez
Welcome to seminar and the role of the British Council School.
|11:15 - 11:45||Bilingual Education Programme: past, present and future. Impact and achievements.
Speakers: Mr Alejandro Tiana Ferrer, Mark Howard.
|11:45 - 12:15||Setting and meeting high expectations: lessons from top-performing systems.
Speaker: Lucy Crehan
High performing and equitable education systems have a vision in common – that the vast majority of children will l achieve the curriculum standards, and that all children will reach their potential. This is easy to say but hard to do. In this talk, Lucy will share some policies and strategies these systems use to help them (almost) meet their ambitious goals.
|12:15 - 12:45||The Education Sector Supporting Economic Recovery Post Covid: A Case Experience of the University of Bradford (UK)
Speaker: Professor Zahir Irani.
The role of Universities is changing, as they have an opportunity to contribute towards local economic recovery post covid. The modern civic University has a responsibility to contribute to the public good and is an institution that has a place-based strategy about how it connects to its local city area and local community. Recognising the social and economic value that they make to their region, through their vibrant student communities, research, knowledge exchange and, student employability, Universities represent strong advocates of wealth generation and economic vibrancy. This presentation will outline the approach taken by a University in supporting the economic recovery of its local region through leading the development on behalf of a local district government an Economic Recovery Strategy. A specific emphasis will then be on regional skills support through their Business School.
|12:45 - 13:00||Closing remarks, questions and answers.
Moderator: Mark Levy
We look forward to welcoming you to our seminar! If you are unable to join for the whole event then you are welcome to join individual sessions.