“In my day”: the power of the past in education
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Who this event is for
John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Professor Mary Wild will bring a welcome dose of evidence-based
argument to the debate on the future of education.
Education develops the potential and talent of individuals to
thrive and succeed in future economic and societal contexts
that are often fast-changing and uncertain. Yet in many
respects education policy and popular opinion suggest that
the answer to tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges
should be rooted in past structures and practices. Of
course history can be a good guide to the future – but only
where the perception of that history is well-informed.
So, was there ever a “golden age” of education – and even
if there was, should it be the blueprint for the future? Mary
will explore the evidence and lay out her conclusions.