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11 November 2010 | Kings Place, London

9.30 Chair’s welcome

Tony McKay, chair, The Innovation Unit

9.40 Opening remarks

10.00 Opening keynote address

• What knowledge and skills matter in the 21st century and what does this
mean for government-imposed accountability?
• Schools as global enterprises? Enabling schools to consider their mission
and product globally and draw on global resources
• What is the right balance between innovation and accountability? How can
we change cultures so that great educators feel a sense of permission to
innovate?

Yong Zhao, university distinguished professor and director, US-China


Centre for Research on Educational Excellence, Michigan State University

10.40 Break

11.10 Breakout sessions and Innovation collaboration


Delegates choose to attend ONE breakout session OR the innovation
collaboration
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Accountability and assessment of Teaching 21 century skills: The
21st century learning implications for pedagogy?

• Self assessment and inspection: • Identifying the broad knowledge and


balancing accountability and range of skills we need to foster if we
responsibility with freedom and trust are to secure long-term economic
• What kind of data underpins prosperity
accountability? • What is the future that young people
• Developing the right metrics for the will have to have the skill set to
future: accountability that delivers for address?
both users and stakeholders • Implications for pedagogy: reflecting
on the new approaches that will enable
Andreas Schleicher, head of the children and young people to acquire
indicators and analysis division these skills
(directorate for education), OECD
Patrick Leeson, director education and David Price, leader, Learning Futures
care, Oftsed James Quarles, director of marketing
Rachel Jones, head of education, for public sector, EMEA, Dell
Steljes

Chair: Valerie Hannon, director, The


Innovation unit
Innovation collaboration
Facilitated roundtable discussions that share ideas and innovative practice in
education.

Chair: Tony McKay, chair, The Innovation Unit

12.00 Radical innovation? Why?

• The innovation imperative: why are new systems for education vital?
• Going against the grain: enabling innovation in a cold climate
• School improvement is inadequate and insufficient: what do radically new
systems freedoms look like?

Nelson Gonzalez, chief strategy officer, The Stupski Foundation

12.40 Lunch

13.30 Rethinking education

• Rethinking purposes and processes of learning: preparing young people to


respond to a future very different from our industrial past
• Returning to the way we were is not an option: making an evolutionary leap
to enable education systems that are appropriate and meaningful in light of
social, technical and ecological transition we face

Josephine Green, former senior director trends and strategy, Phillips,


consultant 20:20

14.10 Breakout sessions and Innovation collaboration


Delegates choose to attend ONE breakout session OR the innovation
collaboration

The big society: A new frame for the Radical efficiency: Enabling
involvement of communities in different, better and lower cost
schools? public services

• Looking beyond the school gates to • Rising to the challenge of reductions in


the role that schools can play in public services budgets and fostering
community leadership the development of 21stC skills
• Enabling schools to contribute to the • Where are the opportunities for
long-term economic prosperity of an innovation in an ‘age of austerity’?
area • What are the opportunities to achieve
radically different outcomes with
Edwina Grant, director of children’s radically different delivery models at
services, Central Bedfordshire significantly lower cost?
Neil Wragg, chief executive, Youth at
Risk Matthew Horne, managing partner, The
Ed Parker, education consultant Innovation Unit
Sarah Gilllinson, lead, radical
efficiency,
Chair: Valerie Hannon, director, The The Innovation Unit
Innovation Unit Peter Cotterrell, manager, Qedis
Innovation collaboration
Facilitated roundtable discussions that share ideas and innovative practice in
education.

Chair: Tony McKay, chair, The Innovation Unit

15.00 Break

15.30 Breakout sessions and Innovation collaboration


Delegates choose to attend ONE breakout session OR the Innovation
collaboration

Leading system redesign Innovative learning environments


across the OECD

• Facilitating redesign of service models David Istance, OECD Centre for


to deliver radical efficiencies whilst still Educational Research and Innovation
delivering on core educational (CERI)
outcomes
• What does leadership look like when it Professor Anna Sliwca, head of
is set up to foster innovation? research, University of Heidelberg
• Enabling leaders to enable self-
innovating systems Chair: Valerie Hannon, director, The
Innovation Unit
Damian Allan, executive director,
children and family services, Knowsley
Council

Chair: David Jackson, partner, The


Innovation Unit

Innovation collaboration
Facilitated roundtable discussions that share ideas and innovative practice in
education.

Chair: Tony McKay, chair, The Innovation Unit

16.20 Panel discussion: Innovation in practice

Nelson Gonzalez, chief strategy officer, The Stupski Foundation


Josephine Green, (former) senior director trends and strategy, Phillips and
consultant, 20:20
Yong Zhao, university distinguished professor and director, US-China
Centre for Research on Educational Excellence, Michigan State University

17.00 Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference