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Expansive Education is an approach to teaching and learning that
develops life-long learners

Central to this practice is Action Research as on-going CPD for teachers to develop positive attributes in learners, preparing individuals to meet the challenges of life and work.











New publication: Learning to be an Engineer - March 2017


Click here for more information about the Learning to be an Engineer project


Lucas (2017)Capabilities - the new currency for success.pdf


Lucas and Hanson 2016 Learning to be employable report.pdf


Centre for Real World Learning





Learning to be an Engineer

TES: Pedagogy can oil the wheels of vocational education


TES: Bill Lucas on how character is at least as much learned as it is taught


Focusing on craftsmanship can make every apprenticeship count


Podcast: Bill Lucas interview 'Should school students decide what they learn?'


What if young people designed their own learning?


What's the purpose of education


TES article: 10 ways to improve student employability






Bill Lucas Blog: Capable parents, capable teachers, capable children


TES: Bill Lucas - 'If "soft skills" really matter then we should try and measure them'










"It's been a real catalyst for altering our approach to CPD. We appreciate belonging to the network and would encourage other schools to get involved, thank you"


"This is our first year of running Action Research with all staff. The culture has shifted significantly and we hope to maintain this approach as a key component of CPD."


Comments from eedNET survey      

'Working on enquiries in a cluster of schools like the Expansive Education group we have in Wiltshire is a powerful way for teachers to learn together and keep thinking creatively.'


North Wilts Cluster Lead - March 2017



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Upcoming events

27 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, Brixham Road, Reading, Berkshire. RG2 7RB
10 May 2017 4:00 PM • Winchester University, West Down Campus, Main Building, RM211
21 Jun 2017 3:30 PM • St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, 37 Ash drive M27 9QP
29 Jun 2017 5:30 PM • IOE, Main Building, 20 Bedford Way, London


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