Innovation in Education

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 2:10pm - 3:10pm BST

Showroom Cinema 2

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Children’s media organisations from multinational giants to VC-backed start-ups have sprung up around the world to tackle the problem of how to make school subjects and learning interesting – even entertaining. How are they using technology to engage classrooms? How are live events and play used to compliment book and rote learning? How can the wider media and entertainment sector leverage companies working in the education sector to reach students and teachers in schools?

‘Innovation in Education’ brings together a panel of professionals to discuss how they approach a balance between education and entertainment in 2016, how they plan to turn boring lesson plans into children’s media brands and platforms of the future.

This session begins with a presentation by Changemaker Phil Wilkinson, Researcher in Residence, Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy.