I have returned from Google Headquarters tired, overwhelmed, but utterly enthused by the potential of creatively using technologies for learning. As well as UK experts such as Tom Barrett and Doug Belshaw, Google had flown in several expert speakers from the US. However, these top calibre people were not described as instructors but ‘lead learners’. This really set the tone for the event; world class experts who were to be treated not with awe, but as equals in a collaboration on learning. This led to an event in which everyone felt involved and willing to contribute to, and is something I think we could really take from in terms of how we present the relationships between teacher and student in our classrooms.
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