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Education: The Purpose of Education & What The UK Can Learn From Other Countries with Sean Ingoldsby From Bishop Grosseteste University

14th June 2021 @ 11:15 - 12:15



In this session you will consider:

  • a range of perspectives on the purpose of education
  • the purpose and educational practices of other countries, including Finland and China, and how this might support or challenge education policy and practice in the UK today
  • your own thinking about the purpose of education and how best to deliver it.

This will be shared in an interactive, lighthearted way, using collaborative delivery methods, which include online surveys and quizzes. You will be challenged to consider a range of alternative perspectives on the purpose of education and begin to formulate your own views on this.

This session will challenge your thinking on the purpose of education and the reasoning behind the educational system in the UK today. It will provide an interesting introduction to further study in the area of education or a future career, which involves working with young people.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or interested in studying, Education Studies, Primary Education, Sociology and related subjects. We also welcome interested students from other disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider questions they have about the topic and/or about studying this discipline at university.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



14th June 2021
11:15 - 12:15
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