Is today's curriculum preparing young people for life in modern Britain?
Now that 2016 is in full swing and underway, the Burning2Learn has set its sights for the new year on discovering what’s new in the world of education. What role do breakthrough technologies have in improving student learning? Is technology a tool for teachers or will it become a replacement? Is the current curriculum preparing the next generation for life in modern Britain? Where better to immerse ourselves in all things new than at the Bett Show? Keen to find out more, we headed to London on January 20th to explore the show.
Expecting a triumphant 34,000 visitors from over 120 countries, Bett is the largest education event held in the UK. Every year Bett gives students, teachers, parents and educators the opportunity to experiment with the latest technology and to connect with peers from around the world. The show floor is always packed with industry experts and inspirational figures - and this year was no exception! On the first day alone, Bett welcomed keynote speaker Professor Sugata Mitra, a video message from Founder of the Khan Academy, Sal Khan and a Ministerial Address from the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.
Read our take on the key messages and ideas from the event, which also includes a look at some of the latest technologies appearing in the classroom!