SLF Conversations 2023 – re-watch sessions online
Recordings from this year’s Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) Conversations are available to watch again online.
The videos can be accessed on our website and YouTube channel. No registration is required.
In September, Education Scotland hosted hundreds of participants virtually over the three days to champion a learner-centred pedagogy towards education.
This year’s offering was built around a series of virtual keynote presentations by international educators, including Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Dr Pak Tee Ng and Allison Skerrett.
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Jenny Gilruth, also presented a keynote address where she reiterated the need to “start talking about excellence in Scottish education again”.
The keynotes were delivered after school hours, between 4pm to 6pm, and offered a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about approaches to educational reform from across the world.
The event carefully explored a number of topics, including system leadership, the importance of ongoing professional development for teachers and school leaders, and curriculum innovation.
Interim Chief Executive of Education Scotland, Gillian Hamilton said: “This year’s SLF Conversations took on a very different format to previous editions. We chose this approach following feedback from past events and we will continue to evolve as we go forward.
“With a focus on four high profile keynote speakers, SLF Conversations 2023 was a real opportunity for some rich conversations with educators from across and beyond Scotland about what matters to all of us.
“It was great to see people from across Scotland tune in to the online keynote presentations. We really hope you, and others who joined, walked away feeling supported and inspired to help transform approaches to Scottish education.
“SLF has always been a fantastic professional learning opportunity and with all the recordings now on the Education Scotland website, it will allow the entire education community a chance to re-watch the sessions that are relevant to their practice and context.
“I hope this year’s event spearheaded the start of a many conversations that will continue throughout the rest of the year and beyond, and I encourage you all to join us in taking a leap of faith into action to enhance our education system for every one of Scotland’s learners.”
Together with our Scottish Government colleagues, we are still finalising plans for SLF-related learning opportunities later in the year, so watch this space for updates.
We will make sure to post everything on the SLF Conversations page.