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Wednesday, January 25 • 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA

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Learning to innovate

Geoff will discuss 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". 


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Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). From 2004-2011 he was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, which became a leading centre for social innovation, combining research, creation of new ventures and practical projects. Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government’s Strategy Unit and head of policy in the... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:30pm - 5:55pm
The LWF Theatre National Hall Gallery, Olympia

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