Maple Cross JMI and Nursery School is a leading school in educational research and development – I wonder if you knew that?
Following the principle that Everyone is a Learner we have all been working hard to learn to be the most effective we can be and this means learning with and from others. On Friday we welcomed a range of educational academics and practitioners to share their expertise and learn from the expertise of others.
One of the aims of the symposium (From the Ancient Greek: a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.) was to identify our common values from our range of disciplines…
Community, Collegiality, Care, Democracy as a way of life, Learning as a continual process, Learning as a Community, The acceptance of risk as a part of the educational experience.
We also discussed the power of a learning community to impact on the world as well as the power of the world to impact on a learning community. We will take some time to reflect on all the incredibly rich ideas we discussed and debated and we all plan to hold a second discussion next year to see what impact our first meeting has had…watch this space!