Extending Horizons

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In association with NUT CPD
Friday 6 November 2009, 10am to 4pm

Extending Horizons – Using creativity

and critical thinking to enrich teaching

and learning


For all teachers and school leaders interested in developing a creative primary and secondary curriculum.


Major Conference with

Professor Robin Alexander

A New Approach To The Primary Curriculum

Robin Alexander will be addressing some of the key issues to emerge from the long-awaited final report of the Cambridge Primary Review.


Professor Kieran Egan

Putting Imagination Back into Classrooms

Kieran Egan specialises in curriculum theory and which address linking child development to a more imaginative approach to curriculum design.


Chris Watkins of the Institute of Education

Letting go of the reins: a new paradigm for teaching

A leading UK education theorist and teacher-trainer on Cooperative and Learner-Driven Learning.


Date: Friday 6 November 2009, 10am to 4pm
Venue: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
(10 minutes walk from Euston, Kings Cross & St. Pancras stations)

Conference Workshops

These will look in depth on how key aspects of the curriculum can be reshaped with independent learning skills, creativity  and critical thinking at their centre.

  • Plus Tony Hurlin: Intelligent Learning: using art and images to develop higher order thinking skills
  • Sue Lyle: How stories and narrative can be used to support Philosophy for Children and Mantle of The Expert techniques in the classroom
  • Nina Jackson: Teaching to promote creativity
  • Mike Lake: How poor readers can be helped by Reading With Imagination.
  • Matthew Milburn: Transforming a secondary school curriculum through drama.

Kieran Egan Workshop

Professor Kieran Egan and colleagues will be holding a full day workshop working on Imaginative Education and curriculum re-design.


Booking information

Extending Horizons Conference for £165.00 pe delegate

If you are a subscriber to Teaching Thinking & Creativity or School Leadership Today price at £100.00 per delegate

If you are a NUT member price at £100.00 per delegate
(If NUT member you can sign up www.teachers.org.uk/cpdapplication  conference code OD/58 or you can fill out the downloadable form above and send it to the address below)

 To subscribe to Teaching Thinking & Creativity @ £48.00

 To subscribe to School Leadership Today @ £60.00

Fax: Send your booking to 0121 224 7598 or
Post to: Imaginative Minds Ltd. 215-219 The Green House, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA