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Tickets now available for Purpos/ed Oxford (#hackinged)

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve booked the old-world charms of the Examination Rooms at Oxford University for our next event. The sub-title of the event, ‘Hacking Education’ gives you a flavour of what’s going to be happening on the day!

Buy your ticket and get further details here: purposedoxford.eventbrite.com

If you’d like to sponsor this event, please get in touch at countmein@purposed.org.uk

Purpos/ed Oxford event (19th November 2011)

Interested in sponsoring this event? Get in touch at: countmein@purposed.org.uk


We’re excited to announce that the next Purpos/ed event will be (almost definitely) on the 19th November 2011 in Oxford. It’s being co-organised by Eylan Ezekiel, who was inspired into action by Purpos/ed to set up a new (‘learning futures’) Free School in Oxford.

This is a wonderful opportunity to blend the abstract and the practical. The programme will be crowdsourced with (of course) lots of participatory elements and time to network and debate.

Want to come? We need expressions of interest to help us plan. The form is here and should be embedded below:

 

#purposedpsi: the missing content

Purpos/ed post its

Our ‘drip feed’ approach of content from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Instigators has meant a slow and steady stream of audio and video from the event (one month ago today!). Given our next campaign starts on Wednesday, we thought it best that we link to the rest of the audio from the event available via Edutalk.cc. Here goes:

Many thanks to John Johnston for sorting these out for us! Don’t forget to sign up for #purposedfutured (also audio-based).

Image CC BY-NC-SA ClareS76

 

Audio from #purposedpsi – 6 – Steve Bunce’s 3×3

Steve BunceJohn Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc is kindly helping us chop up the audio from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Educators into manageable sections.

At the event, instigators were randomly selected to present a (pre-prepared) set of three slides in the space of three minutes (hence 3×3). This was Steve Bunce’s contribution:

http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-3-steve-bunces-3×3

Audio from #purposedpsi – 5 – Nicola McNee’s 3×3

Nicola McNee

John Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc is kindly helping us chop up the audio from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Educators into manageable sections.

At the event, instigators were randomly selected to present a (pre-prepared) set of three slides in the space of three minutes (hence 3×3). This was Nicola McNee’s contribution:

http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-3-nicola-mcnees-3×3

Audio from #purposedpsi – 4 – Mark Lovatt’s 3×3

Mark Lovatt

John Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc is kindly helping us chop up the audio from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Educators into manageable sections.

At the event, instigators were randomly selected to present a (pre-prepared) set of three slides in the space of three minutes (hence 3×3). This was Mark Lovatt’s contribution:

http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-3-mark-lovatts-3×3

Audio from #purposedpsi – 3 – Josie Fraser

Josie Fraser at #purposedpsi

John Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc is kindly helping us chop up the audio from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Educators into manageable sections.

Josie Fraser chaired #purposedpsi and this was her introduction:

http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-3-josie-frasier

 

Audio from #purposedpsi – 2 – Julia Skinner’s 3×3

John Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc is kindly helping us chop up the audio from the first Purpos/ed Summit for Educators into manageable sections.

At the event, instigators were randomly selected to present a (pre-prepared) set of three slides in the space of three minutes (hence 3×3). This was Julia Skinner’s contribution:

http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-2-julia-skinner-3×3

Audio from #purposedpsi – 1 – Doug Belshaw’s intro

Purpos/ed Instigators

Thanks again to Steve Boneham who captured the audio at the inaugural Purpos/ed Summit for educators. We’re fortunate to have roped in John Johnston, co-founder of EDUtalk.cc to help us chop up the audio into manageable sections.

The first of these, Doug Belshaw‘s introduction, is now available at:
http://edutalk.cc/purposed-psi-1-doug-belshaw

June 2011′s campaign (which you’ll be able to sign up for soon) will be audio-based, so start thinking of people to interview!

Bonus: some more feedback from the event

Feedback from #purposedpsi

Purpos/ed

We’ve had some great, honest feedback from our first Purpos/ed Summit for Instigators. We can’t list all of it, but below are some snapshots. Many mentioned how they enjoyed meeting people face-to-face that they’d only previously interacted with online, coupled with a wish that the afternoon could have been all-day instead.

Oh, and we’ll make sure that we include an attendee list next time, although we’re pleased with the number of people who have joined the Facebook group for the event!

I enjoyed listening to everyone’s talks and thought the 3×3 format was really effective.

Less formal structure (I didn’t like the lecture theatre and alternative classroom) where lots of different things can happen at once – everything can be captured and shared later.

The organisation was very good – clear directions, clear programme which was kept to, clear focus on the tasks.

Provide a notional framework or expected outputs from barcamp-type dicussions. Ours degenerated a little and got off-task…

Having never worked in education I found it very enlightening to have a discussion with people who have ideas on how to improve or change how people are educated.

The wifi was crap.

I enjoyed the camaraderie (thank goodness for spell check) of the people gathered. I felt that there was a spirit amongst the participants due to the networking that had been facilitated prior to the event via the Purpos/ed team’s efforts.

I think the link between 3x3s and discussions could be made more meaningful – though I’m not sure how. The presentations and the discussions were both worthwhile and interesting, but they felt a bit like different events.

[I liked] the opportunity to discuss the big questions with open minded and informed people.

[I would like] a broader intake than those that work in schools (the echo chamber)

Many thanks to those who gave feedback – we look forward to being bigger and better next time!

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