DEVELOPED WITH INSIGHT FROM GLOBAL LEARNERS
The International Festival of Learning is a premium event for education and business leaders and teachers. The movement offers world-class insight through workshops, resources and networking, and is uniquely hosted by West Suffolk College and underpinned by Pearson's Global Learner Survey.
WHAT'S THE MISSION?
WHO IS IT FOR?
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
UNDERPINNED BY THREE BIG QUESTIONS
What do expert teachers do?
Practical ideas and solutions - spotlighting the things teachers do to create optimal learning opportunities for all learners.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
SUPERCHARGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
WORLD-CLASS INSIGHT AND LEADERSHIP
It's early days, but together with our partners, we're already building a strong lineup of speakers. This is just a small selection, so keep an eye on the SPEAKERS page as we grow our content and list of contributors. You can also download last year's 2019 schedule to get a feel for what's to come in 2020. We're shaping up to be even bigger and better!
THEMES THAT EMBRACE ALL SUBJECTS
WHAT ABOUT INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS?
The emphasis is on content that could be applied across multiple subjects. For example - a session on 'Supporting students with Autism' applies regardless of the subject. However, there will be plenty of individual subjects featured throughout the festival
Visual Arts, Film & Media
STEM: Science, Tech, Engineering & Maths
Performance Sport & Physical Education
Humanities, Business and Languages
Performing Arts & Creative Learning
We have already secured examples of good, evidence-led practice from schools such as innovative use of Lego, China exchange partnerships, examples of excellent Governance, and more. But, we're aiming to celebrate good practice from schools and colleges more than ever before at the 2020 International Festival of Learning.
So, if you have something you'd like to share, either as a static exhibition or a workshop or Teachmeet, please complete this online form.
OUR UK & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS
The idea for the IFL was introduced by a group of school and college leaders in 2015, which has since grown to become a large collaboration of education and business leaders who help steer the development of the festival. Many are representatives on organisation boards, or who have large networks (such as CEOs, Headteacher networks, Research Bodies, Associations and Charities).
As well as our well-embedded regional partner schools, colleges and Trusts who support with content and consultation, We are proud to partner with companies and charities with national and international reach who recognise the power of mutual partnership.
THE FESTIVAL IN NUMBERS
The flagship event on 3 July 2020 will be one of the largest, most diverse and high-quality networking and collaboration events in the UK education calendar.
We attract speakers from a range of backgrounds and profiles - from schools and association leaders to world-renowned keynote speakers - the festival curates some top-class presenters and panels
The festival draws people from the locality as well as nationally and internationally - so the blend of experiences and perspectives is unique. We hope you'll join the movement and make the most of what it has to offer
There are no boundaries....from the craziest futuristic thinking to the most pragmatic of simple solutions - the festival embraces a wider range of audiences than a traditional conference