Category Archives: Events

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Unlocking potential with the love of words

I had the opportunity to attend a rather special event, on behalf of the Wells Festival of Literature.   This was an annual celebration for children’s literacy charity Beanstalk held at the House of Commons. Beanstalk recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one reading support in primary schools to children who have fallen behind with their reading. The consequences of the literacy gap in children and young people is significant, including an estimated  cost Read more [...]

Digital Music Innovation – Live Skype Interview with Robert Thomas – Chief Creative Officer at RjDj

At the heart of the areas I am lecturing is a desire to help learners understand the skills they need to allow them to begin their career.  This is different to the mainstream, results-driven education system, which in my view shows learners what they need to know for an exam or assessment. I see both ends of this mainstream education system as I am also an employer looking for people with the right skills and the ability to think for themselves in order to adapt to a changing technological business Read more [...]