Date of the Event:

17th October 2022

Your Workshop Speaker

James Nottingham

James Nottingham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators”. He is best-known for creating the Learning Pit®, a world-renowned model for enhancing curiosity, determination and strategy; and is also the author of nine books about teaching, learning, and leadership. He has been a teaching assistant, teacher, and leader in schools in primary, middle, and secondary schools in the UK, as well as a factory worker, pig farmer, and lifeguard trainer.

In 2006, he created the company Challenging Learning which now employs 30 full-time staff in six countries, including Australia. He splits his time between leading his board of directors; designing and presenting professional learning; developing improved pedagogies based on the most up-to-date and compelling research; writing books; running demonstration lessons; and enjoying family life in the Scottish borders.

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