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Summer Festival of Education with Lord Jim Knight @ UCD Innovation Academy

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O'Brien Centre for Science

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Welcome to our Summer Festival of Education @ UCD Innovation Academy

What does the future of education look like?

How do we support our children and students to be the creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders of tomorrow - and across all sectors of society - economic, social & cultural? How do we best prepare the next generation for the challenges ahead?

The Festival brings together practitioners, leaders, policy makers and parents to explore, discuss and experience - 'Learning Re-Imagined' - in a relaxed, fun, informal environment.


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What's the Big Idea?

This Summer, Educators from across Ireland are exploring new trends in Education and Re-imagining their Teaching Practice.

Working in teams, our Entrepreneurial Educators are taking a Human-Centred Design approach to develop their ideas for 'Learning Re-Imagined' which they will share with the audience in a fun and engaging manner.


Fireside Chat with Lord Jim Knight

Personal Reflections on Leadership & Change in Education

Jim is now the Chief Education Officer at Tes Global, having successfully started its teacher training business, Tes Institute. He is also a visiting professor at the UCL Knowledge Lab and a member of the House of Lords. Jim served as an MP from 2001-2009, during which time he was a minister for rural affairs, schools and then employment, spending his final year as a Cabinet minister.

Jim is a founder of XRapid Ltd, the first company to sell disease diagnosis commercially via an iPhone app. He is a trustee of the Centre for Accelerating Social Technology, and for Whole Education. Jim is also a member of the Future of Work Commission, established by Tom Watson MP, and the Brookings Institution’s Millions Learning 2.0 Advisory Group.


Running Order

10:45 Doors Open – Alumni & Guests

11:00 “What’s the Big Idea” Presentations by Participants in the Prof. Cert. for Entrepreneurial Educators

12:00 Light Lunch

12:30 Fireside Chat with Lord Jim Knight

14:00 “What’s the Big Idea” Presentations continued

15:00 End


Note: Running times are approximate. Guests are welcome to come for all or part of the day and there will be a short break between sessions to allow people arrive & leave.


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