Podcast 27: Why Don’t We Let Children Lead Their Education?

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Why don’t we allow pupils to lead their own education?

Our 27th guest on the Teacher Toolkit podcast is Professor Stephen Heppell. Stephen is a former teacher and currently holds a chair at Camilo José Cela University in Madrid for learning innovation.

Podcast summary

In this episode, you can hear Stephen and Teacher Toolkit editor, Holly Gardner:

  • discuss what it’s like to talk on the main stage at the BETT show
  • talk about how forgettable education ministers are
  • reminisce about how Stephen came to set up an education degree
  • explain why he wants to see children engaged and consulted more in education
  • discuss Stephen’s child-focused approach to teachers reducing their workload.

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can find out more information about Stephen on his website or follow him on Twitter.

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working with TT, he is a freelance podcast editor and music producer for a London-based startup that empowers music makers ...

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