"We could be in the arctic, we could be in the desert, we could be on Mars" says Middle School teacher Chris Regini. He and his class have turned their school's maker space into a fully automated hydroponic system to better understand the food needs of the future.
27th November 2018 marks 166 years since the death of Ada Lovelace, the original woman in tech. In this episode we meet Zoe Philpott, whose show, Ada, Ada, Ada, brings Lovelace to life via a unique LED dress.
Dominic Traynor used to be a primary school teacher. After pushing his class hard to exceed their targets for two and a half terms he thought he’d let them wind down with a fun creative project. What happened next was totally unexpected.
My guest for this episode is Mark Stevenson, and we discuss our current failing systems of democracy, environmental management, medicine and education. These systems are all creaking under the weight of modern challenges. As the world’s population heads towards 10 billion, we need to act now to radically change our behaviour, habits and value systems. It's exactly how to do that that Mark and I discuss.
In this episode we explore physical movement and embodied learning. Alison Swann runs Dance Educates, which works with schools to build movement and creative problem solving into the learning experience. She tells us how learning physically leads to children developing a deeper understanding of a subject.
In episode 3 we explore polymaths, and find out what sort of education you needed to become one. We also hear about gender bias in science. My guest is the physicist, Dr Jessica Wade from Imperial College London, who carries out public engagement work in STEM, particularly in the promotion of physics to girls.
Andrew Webb meets teachers, thought leaders, scientists and students and explores the future of education, making and technology. Episode 1 is about 'change' in the classroom, both the rate of it, and lack of it.