Robert Owen Lecture and Award - 17 November 2022

The School of Education of the University of Glasgow, and the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, are pleased to announce that the Robert Owen Lecture for 2022 will be given by Professor Mark Priestley.

Mark Priestley is Professor of Education, Director of the Stirling Network for Curriculum Studies at the University of Stirling, and a leading figure nationally and internationally on curriculum reform. 

Professor Priestley’s lecture is entitled 

Scotland’s Curriculum: Challenges and Possibilities

Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence was widely praised at its inception for its radical vision for Scottish education. Eighteen years on, this lecture contributes to the new National Discussion by looking at how the curriculum can better realise its untapped transformational potential. It will do this first by exploring the forces that have shaped the curriculum.  It will then propose new directions for conceptualising and enacting it, drawing upon recent important work on teacher agency and curriculum making. 

We are also proud to announce that the 2022 Lecture will be preceded by the conferral of the distinguished Scottish Government Robert Owen Award for services to Scottish Education upon Mr Larry Flanagan, former General Secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland.