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
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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:
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:
- Brian Kelly’s 3×3 presentation
- Julian Wood’s 3×3 presentation
- Fred Garnett’s opening remarks
- Rosie Dymond’s 3×3 presentation
- Clare Sarson’s 3×3 presentation
- Darren McLarnon’s 3×3 presentation
Many thanks to John Johnston for sorting these out for us! Don’t forget to sign up for #purposedfutured (also audio-based).
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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:
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:
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:
Josie Fraser chaired #purposedpsi and this was her introduction:
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:
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.
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
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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