16 December 2009, by Richard
Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s initial seminar in Manchester: it was a fascinating and challenging day. Particular thanks to Tom Schuller and John Furlong for taking the time to share their perspectives on educational change and the contexts in which the educational research community is situated.
In the afternoon session, our core questions were how do we help the education system get better at thinking about the future? and what is the role of the education research community in achieving that? These were the central issues of the day: our final session, though, asked a few more practical questions:
- What is clearer for you after today?
- What might help us to draw upon disciplinary expertise and insight more effectively in the seminar series?
- Who else ought to have been there?
Of course, comprehensive answers to all these questions aren’t going to be forthcoming immediately. But, in the meantime, if anyone has any immediate responses to these questions, or any comments on the general themes that emerged from the day, it would be wonderful to capture them here, using the comment form below. We’ll use these to sustain our conversation between now and the next event in the series.
Looking forward very much to hearing your thoughts: thanks again for your time and contributions yesterday. See you in March!