#EduPic11 – Outline Programme

Thanks to those of you who have already signed-up for #EduPic11 on the 20th September. It is already shaping up to be a great day.

You already know the overall structure of the event …


We plan to stimulate the conversations with short provocations and want you to do the same. If you have a vision, an issue, an idea or an ambition that you want to make part of the discussions, start thinking about that now, trim it to two minutes and let us know when you want to share it.

You will also be able to add to the debate on Twitter using the #EduPic11 hashtag and we hope that other friends and colleagues will take that opportunity wherever they are. We have a brilliant mix of voices attending – let’s make sure that they are all heard, on the day and beyond.

We don’t think that we need them, but suggest these ground rules for the day:

  • Be respectful of each other  – but don’t hold back if you disagree

  • Contribute  – but try to be succinct, give everyone a chance to participate

  • Take responsibility for making it a great day

It will be a different kind of day, more fluid, more creative, more responsive to you as participants, less dominated by a set formula, but for those who like a bit of shape and theme, it might look a bit like the following.

#Edupic11 – an outline programme

10.45 – 11.00
Arrive, register, be refreshed and enjoy excellent company

11.00 – 11.30
Welcome and purpose of the day

  • To explore a better future for Scottish Education,
  • Work out what’s stopping us getting there,
  • Identify how we might overcome these barriers
  • Agree next steps

11.30 – 12.45  
Re-imagining the future – the way Scottish education should be?

Themes include
The big picture, curriculum, assessment, learning, teaching, CPD, resources, technology, learning environment, structures etc.

The opportunity
Use your imagination to rethink/redesign Scottish education
Without constraints or excuses for mediocrity or lack of ambition.

Generation of ideas, opinions.
Identification of areas of consensus and conflict.

12.45 – 13.30
Buffet lunch

13.30 – 14.45 
Reflecting on the present
What stops Scottish Education meeting our aspirations?

14.45 – 15.00  
Refreshment break

15.00 – 16.00 
Closing the gap
How do we move from current reality to our imagined future?

16.00 – 16.30  
Next steps – from discussion to action
What will be your personal steps, demands and collective efforts?

End – or should that be “Beginning”?

We are really looking forward to welcoming those who have signed-up for #Edupic11 on Tuesday at Oran Mor and connecting via Twitter with those unable to join us at the event.

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  1. A great outline and the first event that I have attended that doesn’t involve all the usual keynotes and death by powerpoint – really looking forward to listening to the views and opinions from a diverse range of people. Should be very productive! See you on Tuesday!