What should contemporary primary education aim for? A philosophical exploration
Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
How relevant are these discussions in contemporary primary education? What is the role and ethical responsibility of the modern primary school teacher?How educational debates and theories relevant to digital literacy, global citizenship education, cognitive load theory affect the identity of the 21st century primary school teacher?
This masterclass will be drawing on a range of philosophical and pedagogical initiatives and empirical evidence from the final report of the Cambridge Primary Review for the aims for primary education.
These discussions will facilitate your thinking regarding the multiple roles and identities of primary school teachers.