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Excellence in Education Lectures

Excellence in Education Lectures - Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick


This series of free lectures at the University of Warwick gives you the opportunity to hear about current issues in the field of education from a variety of experts and guest speakers. It is essential to register for a place, please do so using the appropriate form. You can find details of the locations of the lecture theatres on the University's map pages.

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16th May 2017 - Deb Outhwaite

'Educational Leadership in the International Baccalaureate: critical reflections on modern elite formation and social differentiation'

17.00-18.00 - WT0.01 (Westwood Teaching Block)

Deborah Outhwaite

In this talk, Deb Outhwaite will highlight her research into Educational Leadership in the International Baccalaureate in England. The IB rapidly grew in state schools in the 2000s, but has now virtually disappeared inside the state sector, and this talk charts the issues related to this rise and decline, and how this has been perceived as a missed opportunity by senior leaders in schools.

Deb has been teaching for more than twenty years: a secondary specialist teacher in Social Sciences, and a former A-Level examiner for Government & Politics, having published a set of workbooks, and given national Student A-Level Revision Conferences. Deb has taught in Higher Education since 2008, teaching on a range of Education undergraduate and postgraduate courses including focussing on school-based research and improvements relating to SIPs and SDPs. Her Doctor in Education thesis is titled 'Educational Leadership in the International Baccalaureate: critical reflections on modern elite formation and social differentiation' (submitted Summer 2016). Deb is also a Secondary Parent Governor, Fellow of the HEA, Fellow of the RSA, an International Committee member of IPDA and a Council member of BELMAS. Deb convenes a Research Interest Group (RIG) for BELMAS on Leadership Preparation and Development.