GEM One Day Conference
Friday 14 March 2008
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM MANIFESTO:
a turning point in heritage education
Bishopsgate Institute, London
GEM is delighted to be organising, on behalf of the Heritage Sector Partnership, the second Learning Outside the Classroom conference for the heritage sector.
Experienced speakers from government, academia, senior school management and policy development will address some of the big issues surrounding Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC). Also, a series of snapshot case studies on successful and varied LOtC programmes will provide an overview of LOtC in practice.
We will focus on:
explaining the LOtC Manifesto in the context of broader government policy
highlighting the role of LOtC in the new curriculum
giving real examples of the positive impact of LOtC on young people
providing an update on the LOtC Manifesto and its implementation
You will leave knowing more about the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto and what it means for your organisation. Through sharing experiences and exploring the possibilities together, we hope you will leave feeling encouraged and inspired.
Who should attend?
Learning professionals (freelance or employed) from across the heritage sector
Heritage volunteers with responsibility for or an interest in learning
Managers or other staff at heritage organisations with responsibility for learning
Advisers and advocates – who advise on or advocate learning outside the classroom in the heritage sector
Over 800 organisations, schools and local authorities across England have signed the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto and pledged their support. This conference, organised by the Heritage Sector Partnership in association with GEM and DCSF, will give the sector a comprehensive update on the Manifesto and explore what fully-realised LOtC provision could mean for the heritage sector.
How to Book
All delegates should complete a booking form and return it – with payment if possible – to
GEM Office, 131 Trafalgar Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4RP.
Tel/Fax: 01634 853424.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.