SLF Conversations 2023

Published 09/08/2023.  Last updated 29/02/2024

Over the past 15 years the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) has continued to evolve. Our event for 2023 has been SLF Conversations. Thank you to all who have been able to join us.

SLF Conversations 2023 featured a series of virtual keynote presentations from international educators. We have recorded these presentations and they are available to watch below.

Keynote conversations

Introduction to SLF Conversations from Gillian Hamilton

Education Scotland Interim Chief Executive Gillian Hamilton introduced SLF Conversations 2023. Gillian is an accomplished and respected leader with a wealth of experience. In addition to her career at Education Scotland, she has been a primary and senior teacher, depute headteacher, and headteacher in schools in Glasgow and Ayrshire. Gillian was also Head of Education Services for the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Dr Santiago Rincón-Gallardo: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Scholar, author, and educational innovator, Santiago Rincón-Gallardo is an Education Consultant and Chief Research Officer in Michael Fullan's team. He is involved in multiple projects in the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. In this presentation he discusses how system leaders can forge unity of purpose alongside those they lead while navigating the uncertainty of these times.

Dr Santiago Rincón-Gallardo presentation slides

Liberating Learning Dr. Santiago Rincón Gallardo SLF Conversations 2023 (PDF)

Jenny Gilruth: Wednesday 27 September 2023

Jenny Gilruth MSP is the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, having been appointed to the role in March of this year. She has previously served in Government as Minister for Transport, Minister for Culture and Minister for Europe and International Development.

Dr Pak Tee Ng: Wednesday 27 September 2023 from 4pm to 5:30pm

Associate Professor Pak Tee Ng is a Singaporean education researcher, consultant, and policy advisor. He has written extensively on the challenges and opportunities facing education systems in the region and has proposed innovative approaches to promoting educational excellence and equity.

Dr Pak Tee Ng presentation slides

Pak Tee Ng SLF Conversations 2023 (PowerPoint)

Professor Allison Skerrett: Thursday 28 September 2023

Professor Allison Skerrett is an American scholar, researcher, and professor of education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is characterised by a commitment to promoting equity and social justice in education, particularly for marginalised and underrepresented groups. Professor Skerrett is a member of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC) and has contributed to important conversations around race, ethnicity, and social inequality in education.

Professor Allison Skerrett presentation slides

Alison Skerrett SLF Conversations 2023 (PowerPoint)

SLF Conversations 2023

Published 09/08/2023.  Last updated 29/02/2024

Over the past 15 years the Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) has continued to evolve. Our event for 2023 has been SLF Conversations. Thank you to all who have been able to join us.

SLF Conversations 2023 featured a series of virtual keynote presentations from international educators. We have recorded these presentations and they are available to watch below.

Keynote conversations

Introduction to SLF Conversations from Gillian Hamilton

Education Scotland Interim Chief Executive Gillian Hamilton introduced SLF Conversations 2023. Gillian is an accomplished and respected leader with a wealth of experience. In addition to her career at Education Scotland, she has been a primary and senior teacher, depute headteacher, and headteacher in schools in Glasgow and Ayrshire. Gillian was also Head of Education Services for the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Dr Santiago Rincón-Gallardo: Tuesday 26 September 2023

Scholar, author, and educational innovator, Santiago Rincón-Gallardo is an Education Consultant and Chief Research Officer in Michael Fullan's team. He is involved in multiple projects in the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. In this presentation he discusses how system leaders can forge unity of purpose alongside those they lead while navigating the uncertainty of these times.

Dr Santiago Rincón-Gallardo presentation slides

Liberating Learning Dr. Santiago Rincón Gallardo SLF Conversations 2023 (PDF)

Jenny Gilruth: Wednesday 27 September 2023

Jenny Gilruth MSP is the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, having been appointed to the role in March of this year. She has previously served in Government as Minister for Transport, Minister for Culture and Minister for Europe and International Development.

Dr Pak Tee Ng: Wednesday 27 September 2023 from 4pm to 5:30pm

Associate Professor Pak Tee Ng is a Singaporean education researcher, consultant, and policy advisor. He has written extensively on the challenges and opportunities facing education systems in the region and has proposed innovative approaches to promoting educational excellence and equity.

Dr Pak Tee Ng presentation slides

Pak Tee Ng SLF Conversations 2023 (PowerPoint)

Professor Allison Skerrett: Thursday 28 September 2023

Professor Allison Skerrett is an American scholar, researcher, and professor of education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is characterised by a commitment to promoting equity and social justice in education, particularly for marginalised and underrepresented groups. Professor Skerrett is a member of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC) and has contributed to important conversations around race, ethnicity, and social inequality in education.

Professor Allison Skerrett presentation slides

Alison Skerrett SLF Conversations 2023 (PowerPoint)