Last Friday, more than 300 people attended O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education. The conference room at Afundación theatre was full to capacity. The event was graced with the presence of Abel Caballero, the major of Vigo, who opened the event.
In this edition of the conference, we dealt with “Lifelong Learning”, a key concept for our school. Nowadays, this concept is especially relevant since values such as curiosity, critical spirit and the ability to adapt to new situations are gaining special prominence with regard to the classical curriculum.
To delve into this topic, we invited the psychologist, Javier Urra, who is an expert on Education and Pedagogy, and a professor. Urra, former Children’s Ombudsman for the Community of Madrid and author of books such as “El pequeño dictador” [The Little Dictator] or “Educar con sentido común” [Educate with common sense], gave a talk entitled “Educar para un mundo pequeño y global” [Educating for a Small Global World]. The talk was about the role of teachers and parents, who have to face the challenge of a changing future.
The programme for the conference also included talks by David Martínez, O Castro British School Executive Governor, Jane Williams, O Castro British School Governor and Nathan Parry, O Castro British School Head Teacher.
Jane Williams gave a lecture entitled “Teaching for lifelong learners”, which took a closer look at the main topic of the conference. Nathan Parry, on his part, addressed the development of the mind in the educational process with a lecture entitled “Growth Mindset”.
On closing, the attendees took part in an enjoyable reception in Afundación Theatre gardens.