Culture and Educaton in the 21st Century What part do teachers play?
Where 'culture' comes from and how it develops is a complex issue: the impact of formal education, and the role of the teacher, on culture has changed over time and will continue to do so. Join the discussion on 18th October 2021
Seminar Monday 18th October: 14.30 to 17.30
“Culture and educaton are complex phenomena and their causal relatonship is of a “chicken or the egg” character.”
Where 'culture' comes from and how it develops is a complex issue: the impact of formal education, and the role of the teacher, on culture has changed over time and will continue to do so.
The 21st Century has seen a dramatic change in the relative importance of different cultural influences, particularly on children and young people, who have access to their own culture but also unfettered access to 'adult culture'.
It could be argued – legitmately – that the infuence of the teacher, the curriculum and atendance at school combined, is much less signifcant than that of: the internet; social media; or peer group. However, what happens in schools is now the only infuence on children and young people that the Government has any direct control over. It is understandable, therefore, that politcians are keen to exert as much control as they can over schooling.
- This seminar will look at * the reforms that have been introduced in the first two decades of the 21st Century, with particular reference to:
- school education
- teacher education
- further and higher education
- the reforms currently under consideration by the Government
- the implications of the proposed reforms for what schooling could look like in England, and the impact of schooling upon culture
Contributors to the seminar include: Ian Mearns MP, Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Dr Mick Walker, Professor Susan Robertson and Professor Mick Waters.
This seminar will take place virtually, to enable delegates to atend without the need to travel and to reduce costs to a minimum. All delegates will receive a copy of the papers presented at the seminar, together with a transcript of the Panel Discussion. If you would like to reserve a place at the seminar, at a cost of £75, please contact Kate@waterman.educaton