The TRANSFORM-iN Education organises and attends events for researchers and teaching professionals to explore the balance of conformity and transformation in schooling, including the tensions in pursuing both goals. These spaces value uncertainty and not too quickly or narrowly deciding how to respond to such challenges.
Events have included, for example:
A workshop on the PREVENT strategy for teachers from six different schools. We engaged in a community inquiry, with staff deciding the focus of the discussion. Together they discussed their response to the strategy, in relation to their own values, concerns and the relevance to their practice.
In partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust, we have run INSET training, and online training for the South Downs National Park, on the role of outdoor education for supporting children and young people to engage with the uncertainties in their lives, including climate change, Covid-19 and others.
If you or your school are interested in exploring how to engage with uncertainties in an education setting, do please get in touch.