The United Kingdom Parliament

01/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/08/2019 13:47

The role of technology in the classroom examined


Tuesday 8 January 2019, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

Panel one

At 10am

  • Priya Lakhani, Founder CEO at CENTURY Tech
  • Martin Hamilton, Futurist at Jisc
  • Vinous Ali, Head of Policy at Tech UK
  • Professor David Brown, Professor in Interactive Systems for Social Inclusion at Nottingham Trent University

Panel two

At 10.45am

  • Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director at Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Iain Murray, Senior Policy Officer at Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Purpose of the session

The first part of the meeting, featuring technology and educational experts, will focus on EdTech and its impact in the classroom, as well as issues around social disadvantage. Members will then question the TUC and CBI on their joint role overseeing the Government's newly-launched National Retraining Scheme and the involvement of employers in teaching and learning.

The inquiry

The session is the third of the fourth industrial revolution inquiry, which is examining how best to prepare young people for future opportunities brought about by technological change and ensure lifelong learning.

Further information

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