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.
|Professor Angie Hobbs||
Professor Angie Hobbs: Professor of the Public Understanding of
Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
|Dr Cathy Gower||
Dr. Cathy Gower: Cathy is Head of the Department of Education, Brunel
Duncan Roberts: Headteacher of Maple Cross JMI and Nursery School.
Part time PhD in Possibility in the classroom
|Dr Gwen Ineson||
Dr Gwen Inseon: Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, Brunel University
|Professor Jan Derry||
Professor Jan Derry: Professor of the Philosophy of Education
|Professor Judith Suissa||
Professor Judith Suissa: Professor of Philosophy of Education, IOE, UCL
Sunita Babbar, Director of ITE, Brunel University
Alexis Roberts, Head of Psychology, Westonbirt School. Leader in Project
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!