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Schools of Tomorrow: Action Research Fellowship workshop

  • 17 Jan 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Steam Museum of Great Western Railway, Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY


Registration is closed

Exclusively for School of Tomorrow: Fellowship workshop with Professor Bill Lucas 

The day is intended particularly to help Fellowship lead staff develop their thinking and skills in planning and leading action-based research in order to support the stakeholder evaluation process and the production of impact studies in year 2 and beyond.


Outline Programme

1.       Introductions

2.       Introduction to Expansive Education Network - with a particular focus on creativity - and how it meshes with SoTo

3.      Introduction to action research

4.      Issues of practice

  • a. focusing on a question
  • b. planning an intervention
  • c.  evaluation

5. Exploring issues of leadership


About Prof Bill Lucas

Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill founded CRL with Guy Claxton in 2008. In addition to his work with CRL, Bill is a trustee of The English Project, and with Philip Pullman, a patron of the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford.

Bill was recently appointed by the OECD as co-chair of the strategic advisory group overseeing the development of the new PISA 2021 test of Creative Thinking.


Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, and leadership. He travels extensively to present key notes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Melbourne, Auckland, Stockholm, Paris, Belfast, and Dubai.

He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books including recently:

Educating Ruby: what our children need to learn (with Guy Claxton)

Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing learners who generate ideas and can think critically (with Ellen Spencer)


With Guy Claxton he is the creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world:  the Expansive Education Network.




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