Special Guest Expert – Valerie Hannon
Valerie Hannon is a global thought leader, inspiring systems to re-think what ‘success’ will mean in the C 21st, and the implications for education. The co-founder of both Innovation Unit and of the Global Education Leaders Partnership, Valerie is a radical voice for change, whilst grounded in a deep understanding of how education systems currently work.
Formerly a secondary teacher, researcher and Director of Education for Derbyshire County Council, then an adviser in the UK Department for Education (DfE) during the Blair years, she now works independently to support change programs across the world.
Currently, she is also Senior Adviser to the OECD in its Education 2030 project. Valerie is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at international conferences and workshops, drawing upon her substantial research and publications, including:
- Learning A Living: radical innovation in education for work (2013);
- Redesigning Education: shaping learning systems around the globe (2014)
- Local Learning Ecosystems (2019).
Valerie is the 2020 author of The Australian Learning Lecture on the subject of The Future School. Her latest book is THRIVE: schools reinvented for the real challenges we face (2017) which will be published by Cambridge University Press in a second edition in 2020.