The aim of Purpos/ed is to create a space for debate about the purpose(s) of education. We’ve got a 3-year plan leading up to the next General Election in the UK.
We’ve had several campaigns so far, including the phenomenally-successful #500words and #3x5 (a Flickr mashup).
For our next campaign we want to you to spread the Purpos/ed message by asking somebody two questions and recording their answers:
A) How should we educate people in the future?
B) What do we need to be doing now to enable that?
We’d like people to use Audioboo to record audio for these.
1. Sign up for a date slot in the table below. This ensures everyone doesn’t post together and gives you maximum exposure for comments and debate. :-)
2. If you haven’t already, sign up for Audioboo (you can sign in with your Twitter account)
3. Record your audio. If you’ve got a smartphone like an iPhone or Android, downloading the free app makes this super-easy (you can also use the Audioboo website on your computer if you have a microphone).
4. Add the tags ‘purposed’ and ‘edutalk’ to your audio recording.
5. Publish the audioboo (doesn’t matter if it’s before the day you’ve signed up for) and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contact details
(e.g. Twitter or email)
Short bio (both)
Weds 1st June
Claire is teacher with a background in Early Years. She has worked in settings from 0-2s to Further Education and is currently Headteacher of a Nursery school in Birmingham.
Thurs 2nd June
Marie Laing, Classroom Assistant
Three years experience of working with boys who are 'looked after and accommodated'. Lives in central Fife.
Fri 3rd June
New Faculty Dean at LeedsMet Uni (subject to agreement)
Sat 4th June
Sessional Lecturer (Primary teachers) at Glyndŵr University.
Colin Graham is a secondary maths teacher, singer, musician, composer, and arranger. He founded, and now moderates, #MathChat twice a week on Twitter.
Rhiannon Owens-Hall is a sessional lecturer at Glyndŵr University involved in training primary school teachers. She teaches Geography and Music and is a liaison tutor for school-based experiences.
Reference to Plowden 1967
Mon 6th June
Tues 7th June
tbc - perhaps a primary headteacher
Weds 8th June
A willing volunteer at the conference I’m at
Thurs 9th June
Interview with Theo Kuechel
Fri 10th June
one or more people from my yr 7 form
Sat 11th June
Mon 13th June
James - An A-Level student.
James Michie is a husband, educator, blogger, and tweeter. He’s also Head of Media Studies and Leader for Key Stage 4 English at Chalfonts Community College (England).
Tues 14th June
Tennessee Williams (one of my students. I kid you not) I might try to rope in a few other Year 12 photography students too.
I am the arts college manager at Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich, London. I teach photography, media and Tallis Lab (our enquiring minds curriculum for KS3 students)
Weds 15th June
One of my year 5 pupils.
I am a KS2 teacher in my second year. ICT Coordinator. http://edu.simonhunt.net.
Thurs 16th June
John Putt [@wjputt]
Headteacher at Holywell High School Flintshire. Views expressed are his own. Interested in learning, pedagogy, leadership & the future of all three.
I am Head of Sixth form, history & politics teacher & associate member of the leadership team. Currently studying for a MA at Bangor University.
Fri 17th June
A charter school special education teacher in the Los Angeles area.
A Los Angeles area elementary school teacher.
Tweet me @happyteacherla
Sat 18th June
James Ballard, colleague and Senior e-Learning Specialist at the University of London Computer Centre
Rosemary works for the JISC RSC London. She has taught in primary and adult & community education but basically just finds the intersection of tech/culture/politics/learning very interesting!
Mon 20th June
@francesbell on twitter
1. Woman approaching 60 who worked in factory
will copy from elsewhere
Tues 21st June
Weds 22nd June
Regional Director of Workers' Educational Association in Yorkshire & Humber.
Thurs 23rd June
John Smith an IT manager from Yorkshire, Writer, Speaker and EduGeek.net mod (maybe not in that order)
Russell Dyas is an Support Analyist & Educational Technologist at Impero Software Solutions. He writes at http://www.russelldyas.com and twitters at @russdev.
Fri 24th June
Subject coordinator of ICT in South West UK at Clevedon School. Lover of technology and how it can enhance learning opportunities. Aspiring leader. Views expressed are my own. // TBC
Sat 25th June
Rabbi Pete Tobias
Daniel Needlestone is the Education Development Manager at NGO World ORT. Formerly a Secondary ICT and Computing Teacher and school e-learning coordinator. Daniel blogs at www.nstoneit.com
Rabbi Pete Tobias worked as a primary school teacher before training for the rabbinate and is currently Rabbi of The Liberal Synagogue Elstree (TLSE).
Pete is frequently in the media, contributing to the Guardian newspaper, previously on Radio Scotland's "Thought for the Day" and with Terry Wogan. He now broadcasts with Chris Evans and Aled Jones on BBC Radio 2.
Mon 27th June
I’ll do this shortly... honest!
Tues 28th June
Senior lecturer in teacher education: rethinking pedagogy for a digital age...
Weds 29th June
tbc but someone who has come into HE through widened access route
Thurs 30th June
a person who has progressed through ACL
END OF #purposedfutured CAMPAIGN!