Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA Geoff discusses what he considers to be one the most important needs for innovation in schooling in the UK. He looks at the priority of bringing together two sets of problems, the challenge of large numbers of bored teenagers who just don't like school and can't see the relationship between what they learn at school and future jobs, and employers who complain that young people leaving school without necessary skills or right attitude. Geoff will consider a new form of schooling that focused its curriculum on real life practical projects working on commission to business, NGO's and others where the students have "coaches" as much as "teachers". Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference, 25th January, 2012. http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com
Learning Without Frontiers is a global platform for disruptive thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiencies and improvements in learning whilst providing equality of access.