Progressive Education Events Line Up – Progressive Education


June  15th, 11am BST – How can educators prepare students for adult life?

Live webinar in the Progressive Education Group:-

Ortal Green will share with us how, through Design Thinking, Glittering Minds programme for schools enhances students’ resilience, problem-solving, communication, creative thinking, empathy and collaboration skills.

Simply join our Facebook group to attend and the webinar will appear in a post at the top of the feed at the stated time and date. You are invited to ask questions via Facebook comments during the event. The recording will be available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrR93OnJR4vN7vjCWO6prJA


June 28th, 11am BST – 100 Years of Democratic Education at Summerhill School

Live webinar in the Progressive Education Group:-

Summerhill School

Henry Readhead, grandson of education pioneer and founder of Summerhill School will be telling us all about the Summerhill Festival of Childhood which is taking place on 5-10th August in Suffolk, England.

Come and learn about AS Neill’s philosophy of education at the world’s oldest, and probably most famous democratic school in the world. Their festival this summer celebrates the school’s centenary and the inspirations author, AS Neill has brought the world.

Simply join our Facebook group to attend and the webinar will appear in a post at the top of the feed at the stated time and date. You are invited to ask questions via Facebook comments during the event. The recording will be available on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrR93OnJR4vN7vjCWO6prJA


July 19th, 8pm BST – A New Educational Paradigm for the 21st Century

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Live webinar in the Progressive Education Group:-

Meet Dr Ian Cunningham, author and founder of a pioneering alternative to school, the Self Managed Learning College (Brighton, England). Find out why Ian set up SML College, how it differs from conventional schooling and what Ian’s vision is for a new educational paradigm for the 21st century.

“It’s no use trying to tidy up school, classrooms, the curriculum, and so on. They are all major distortions that get in the way of effective learning and they all have to go!”

Simply join our Facebook group to attend and the webinar will appear in a post at the top of the feed at the stated time and date. You are invited to ask questions via Facebook comments during the event. This webinar will be hosted by Alex O’Neill of the Limitless podcast.

The recording will be available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrR93OnJR4vN7vjCWO6prJA. It will also be an episode of Alex’s Limitless podcast.


August 4th, 8pm BST – How to Set Up a School or Learning Community

Thinking of starting up your own school or learning community?

Come and discuss approaches and challenges with experts in the field who have all created and run learning spaces for young people of varying ages and in various ways.

You will get to meet:
– Kate Coleman from East Kent Sudbury, a part-time self-directed learning community for home educated children and young people.
– Rowan Salim from Free We Grow, a part-time self-directed learning community for home educated children and young people.
– Lucy Stephens from The New School, a full-time registered school with a democratic approach.
– Fran Wilby, co-founder of Lumiar, a full-time registered school which follows the Lumiar Education Model which originated in Brazil.

You will get a chance to be in discussion with our selection of expert hosts. The event will run in a “World Cafe” style, where you will get 15 minutes with each host to discuss topics of interest and ask questions. You are invited to take lots of notes and brainstorm exciting ideas! After 15 minutes with each host, you can feedback what you’ve learned and then there will be a chance for further networking before the end of the session.

This event is a collaboration between Progressive Education and Limitless. You can register for free at https://essex-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odeCorTMvHdDLJzol8WKbZ6Xc-Dmhico1


5th-10th August – Summerhill Festival of Childhood

Progressive Education will be having a stand at this event in Suffolk, England. Please do come along and say hello! You can register to be a contributor or participant at https://summerhillfestival.com/.


Saturday 17th September – LET’S GET TOGETHER! The Rethinking Education Conference

Progressive Education will be having a stand at this event in London. The organisers are offering a 20% discount for members of our Progressive Education Group if you order before June 30th (and an Early Bird discount is offered until 17th July).

You can book your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-get-together-the-rethinking-education-conference-2022-tickets-226415834857.

LET'S GET TOGETHER! The Rethinking Education Conference 2022

The organisers say:

Everyone is affected by education in some way. But education conferences are often not hugely representative of the wider world. In particular, the voices of young people, parents and carers and classroom practitioners are often overlooked and unheard.

This conference will be an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together:

– To have your voice heard

– To learn from other people’s perspectives

– To create an education system that works for *all* young people

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