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Embedding changemaking into young people’s education

Fellowship Event / Online

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Online via Zoom

  • Education

Creating action through practice

Young people’s role in actively shaping our society, economy, politics and environment has never been more important.

By supporting the development of their knowledge, skills, humanity and agency, young people can be empowered to make real and sustainable differences in the world that surrounds them, now and in the future. So how can we create the conditions and opportunities to help young people become changemakers in their local and global communities?

Join this upcoming RSA Innovative Education Network event to hear our speakers describe the different ways they have supported changemaking in education. We will hear examples of embedding changemaking into curriculums, education systems, community engagement activities and activism. The event will also provide opportunities to network and share your own ideas and examples of good practice within breakout sessions and plenary discussions. 

We are delighted to be joined by an excellent group of presenters for this event:

  • Andy Moor is the CEO of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust and also a founder and director of Ignite TSA, a broad alliance of innovative and creative schools. Andy will talk about how the Ignite Chester Zoo project supports primary and secondary schools in developing knowledge and humanity rich curriculum design. 
  • Alison Edmonds is the Founder and Director of Epic Steps CIC whose aim is to help grow extraordinary, courageous and confident young people who know their fit in the world of work and are keen to pioneer change. Alison will speak about the experience of creating an online learning approach, in collaboration with Green Schools Project, for the RSA and RSA Academies projects on primary youth social action.
  • Marion Smith and Pooja Kishinani are students at the University of Manchester and members of the organisation Climate Emergency Manchester, a non-partisan group of volunteers in Manchester that scrutinise the climate policies of Manchester City Council and other cultural institutions in the city. They are also co-authors of Student Guide to the Climate Crisis (2020), a handbook with the aim of assisting and supporting students in processing the emotional ramifications of the climate crisis. They will speak about cross-curricular environmentalism and the importance of developing an integrated learning model to support students' needs.
  • Professor Robert Barratt is the Eden Project Chair of Education and Engagement, Lancaster University.  Robert will talk about working with local schools and education providers to develop the ‘Morecambe Bay Curriculum’, a new approach to engaging students of all ages with subjects such as food, energy and water. (Unfortunately, Professor Robert Barratt will now be unable to join the event).

Please also join us in our online collaboration space where we will be posting further information relating to this event and opening up more discussion. You can sign up by joining the RSA Innovative Education Network

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