This year’s Annual Schiller Lecture is to be given by Dr. Tony Eaude who taught for thirteen years as a primary class teacher and for nine years was a headteacher of a multicultural first school in Oxford. His recent publications have included Children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, New Perspectives on Young Children’s Moral Education and Developing the Expertise of Primary and Elementary Classroom Teachers (just published). In addition to writing and research, Dr. Eaude has worked extensively with primary teachers and tutors in HE, earning their respect as a very articulate and cogent figure in the world of primary education.
At a time when the school climate has been over-shadowed by an over- emphasis on measurable outcomes and data with pressures towards a narrowing of the school curriculum, the time is ripe to re-consider the work of Christian Schiller, an influential HMI in the post-war years through to the 70s, especially in the area of continuing professional development. Citing a range of research, Dr. Eaude will discuss ways of re-humanising education, affirming the importance of relationships, learning environments and the humanities and the arts. The ways of working associated with the humanities, involving active experience, observation and interpretation, help to engage young children and to enable them to understand themselves and other people and cultures. The humanities, broadly conceived, are seen as essential to education and to democracy, especially in a diverse society and troubled times.
Entry is FREE and all are welcome: teachers, students, tutors, governors and parents.