Professor Stephen Heppell, Expert In Learning Environments
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In this episode, Professor Stephen Heppell will be discussing about his passions in education and his thoughts on political interference on educations.

“There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and about half have almost no education at all. And the other half of the 1 billion have pretty miserable experiences and bullying. The quarter left, actually in school enjoying it, typically, we fail about half of them, so education isn't doing all that good.”

“As you know education ain't perfect. And it could be better, but it's still got lovely bits in it. But if I look at Pisa, they're talking about collaborative problem solving, it's coming back, education goes in cycles”

“But the little things make a big difference. So people talk a lot about what we need to do to make education better? And how do we get today's generation of children to pay more attention and blah, blah, blah, it's never the children.”

Time Stamps:

[1:38] Stephen’s highlights and lowlights of passion in education.

[4:20] Stephen’s thoughts and examples of current education methods.

[10:34] Stephen’s thoughts on how education in the UK now inspires young people to learn.

[21:43] Stephen’s thoughts about the contents and pedagogy taught at schools.

[28:00] Stephen’s thoughts on political interference on education.

[33:36] Stephen’s way of assessing learning.

[39:43] Stephen’s thoughts on applying technology in learning.

[44:21] Advice to ensure children with the least advantage in getting the most out of a school based system.

[48:51] Stephen’s choice of currency to give children when they leave school.


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