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Episode · 2 months ago

René Carayol, Global Leadership Keynote Speaker and Chief Executive of CARAYOL

René Carayol - Global Leadership Keynote Speaker and Chief Executive of CARAYOL

In this episode we hear from René Carayol, Global Leadership Keynote Speaker and Chief Executive of CARAYOL

“But so now with if you've come from where I've come from education is key…. And I've never seen anyone fulfil their full career potential without the intervention of a mentor. What we've realised is start them as early as you can.”

“The objective is to find out one or two things you're outstanding at. So we were going to build your career from I was just sort of the price.”

“There's so much more we can do to support the schools for the students and support the teachers. And I suppose that's my mission in life.”

“I think the world is changing very rapidly, the world of business changing very rapidly. And the world of education is changing very slowly. So therefore, the gap between them is really grown.”

Time Stamps:

[0:43] René’s experience of education

[9:38] René’s thoughts on mainstream education.

[12:41] The importance of digital literacy.

[16:26] Challenges that René’s met during application of his ideas and how he overcame them.

[19:33] Reasons that “changing the conversation” is vital.

[21:14] The importance of early career knowledge.

[25:08] René’s thoughts on bridging the gap between the most disadvantaged group on our education system

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Episode 0 · 2 months ago

Lawrence Dallaglio, Founder of Dallaglio Rugby Works

In this episode we hear from Lawrence Dallaglio, Former Rugby World Champion and Founder of Dallaglio Rugby Works on his thoughts on mainstream education and how his charity could be an important part in helping the next generations.

“You are what you’re exposed to in life, that’s what my mother used to teach me. The more good, positive things you can be exposed to, the more opportunities you can create for young people, the better their journey and their path might be through their education.”

“I'm a firm believer that you arrive in this world with nothing, and you leave with nothing. But you can make an impact if you're in the bit in between in lots of different ways.”

“I think once you've taken something, you should get it and pass it on.”

Time Stamps:

[4:36] What inspired Lawrence in setting up a charity?

[7:39] Lawrence thoughts on mainstream education.

[10:28] Things that mainstream education are missing.

[14:02] Lawrence examples of training in discipline could help in making every minute count and make every act a positive one.

[16:44] Important skills required while working with young people in Dallaglio Rugby Works.

[19:28] Lawrence thoughts on digital education within his charity.

[21:40] Importance of self belief to prevent destruction in digital presence

[24:13] What was Lawrence’s coach's best advice to his team that helped them become the world champions that they were.

Links:

To connect with Zenna Hopson go to www.zennahopson.com
 

Episode · 2 months ago

Professor Stephen Heppell, Expert In Learning Environments

In this episode, Professor Stephen Heppell will be discussing about his passions in education and his thoughts on political interference on educations.

“There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and about half have almost no education at all. And the other half of the 1 billion have pretty miserable experiences and bullying. The quarter left, actually in school enjoying it, typically, we fail about half of them, so education isn't doing all that good.”

“As you know education ain't perfect. And it could be better, but it's still got lovely bits in it. But if I look at Pisa, they're talking about collaborative problem solving, it's coming back, education goes in cycles”

“But the little things make a big difference. So people talk a lot about what we need to do to make education better? And how do we get today's generation of children to pay more attention and blah, blah, blah, it's never the children.”

Time Stamps:

[1:38] Stephen’s highlights and lowlights of passion in education.

[4:20] Stephen’s thoughts and examples of current education methods.

[10:34] Stephen’s thoughts on how education in the UK now inspires young people to learn.

[21:43] Stephen’s thoughts about the contents and pedagogy taught at schools.

[28:00] Stephen’s thoughts on political interference on education.

[33:36] Stephen’s way of assessing learning.

[39:43] Stephen’s thoughts on applying technology in learning.

[44:21] Advice to ensure children with the least advantage in getting the most out of a school based system.

[48:51] Stephen’s choice of currency to give children when they leave school.

Links:

To connect with Zenna Hopson go to www.zennahopson.com
 

Episode · 3 months ago

Asha Alexander, Principal of The Kindergarten Starters

In this second episode we hear from Asha Alexander, principal of The Kindergarten Starters in Dubai.

“It takes a war, a climate disaster or a pandemic to force educators to actually let go what they are familiar with, and to embark on new journeys.”

“You might call me stupid or you might call me brave, to get rid of textbooks and learn in a very open way.”

“Nowadays, children can just Google anything they want to learn, what they need is a platform or an opportunity to use those skills. We want creativity, we want collaboration, we want out of the box thinking, but we’re putting them in a box.”

Time Stamps:

[2:45] What motivates Asha to embrace digital learning

[5:10] Parents initial reactions with open learning

[8:13] Teacher reactions to early stages of open learning

[12:49] Children reactions to early stages of open learning

[17:24] Synchronising online open learning during pandemic

[19:11] Children adapting open learning with devices

[22:26] Skills that children gained from primary education to their next stages of learning

[24:25] Will skills gained from open learning help students graduate at a higher academic level?

[26:43] Importance of ethics to modern technology

[29:30] Common Sense Media - Digitally literate skill

[30:11] How opening learning impacted standardized tests on children

[31:41] Will children feel challenged transiting from open learning to traditional learning?

[33:08] Asha thoughts on open learning in secondary schools

Links:

To connect with Zenna Hopson go to www.zennahopson.com