RSA Education has three overarching themes:
- social justice
Our practical projects reflect these agendas and aim to shape debate, influence policy and, most importantly, change practice in education, both in the UK and internationally.
The RSA has a long history of innovation in education, from pioneering national examinations from 1850, to its work on education for industry in the 1970s and the more recent development of the Opening Minds competency framework.
In combining thought leadership with practical innovations, we aim to create a virtuous circle between research and practice. Working directly our Family of Academies provides us with both inspiration for and reality checks on ideas for practical innovations. In addition, the practical innovations we lead with larger numbers of teachers and schools, for instance through our Opening Minds framework and our Area Based Curriculum, also help to determine our priorities for future RSA programmes of work. Our project with Service Children’s Education will both consolidate existing approaches and try out new ideas.
We are currently developing a new programme of work that aims to turn the RSA into a world leading education ‘think and act tank’, connecting even more closely with the RSA’s Fellows and other areas of expertise. Although we already have a strong suite of emerging ideas we are always looking out for new possibilities and partnerships to take these and other ideas forward. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us.
Read more about our practical projects
- Opening Minds
- Area Based Curriculum
- Service Children's Education
- Emerging Ideas
- Grand Curriculum Designs