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The future of technology in education

Deadline: 12 September 2011

Senior-level public policy keynote seminar organised by the Westminster Education Forum

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Simon Regan
27 April 2011

See our website for more about the event and how to book on.

Guest of Honour: Stephen Crowne, former Chief Executive, Becta

This seminar will bring together key policymakers with stakeholders to consider the future role of technology in education. Discussion will focus on the direction of government policy following the closure of Becta, and will explore new procurement models as schools become increasingly autonomous. The role of technology providers, the integration of new and existing technologies into the classroom, the potential use of technology as an assessment tool and schools' need to ensure value for money will all be considered. The seminar will also look at the skills required for employers, particularly those involved in the growing digital economy, and how the curriculum can cater for these needs.

We are delighted that Stephen Crowne, former Chief Executive, Becta has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar.

At this early stage Andrew Goff, Director, Interactive Learning eXperience; Andy Palmer, Head of Skills, BT; Professor Simon Peyton-Jones, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Chair, UK Computing at School Working Group and Ian Potter, Chair, Maths and Computing Headteacher Steering Group, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and Headteacher, Bay House School, Hampshire have also kindly agreed to speak.

Lord Knight of Weymouth, former Minister of State for Schools and Learners has kindly agreed to chair the first half of this seminar. Further senior participants are being approached.

This seminar is CPD certified.

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