A busy month for all things #RadicalChildcare.
I’ll be hosting the first #RadicalChildcare Learning Community at Impact Hub Birmingham on Monday 11th January 2016.
The #RadicalChildcare Learning Community is a 21st Century multimedia book club. It's a place where we can digest and interrogate current thinking, academic research, TED talks and podcasts in a supportive informal community of learners, experts and the curious. The Learning Community will meet every fortnight at Impact Hub Birmingham as part of Open Project Night, taking place on Mondays 6.30 - 8.30pm.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re a professor, a grandmother, a student; no experience is necessary (just a little homework). For our first session I propose we explore two fascinating reports:
Nesta’s Mothers of Innovation Report
This is a report I was lucky enough to read when I was on maternity leave, and one that I found hugely motivating. “Mothers can change the world. Socially, commercially and economically, mothers are a force for innovation around the world. This report shows how and why mothers make such great innovators.” Download the report here.
Co-produced childcare: an alternative route to affordable, high quality provision in the UK? by NEF, Sophia Parker and Hannah Lownsborough
This provocation piece explores why childcare in the UK has become dysfunctional, outlining how parent co-operatives could play a greater role in the UK childcare sector. Download the report here.
You can book a free space to attend this Community Learning meeting via here. We ask that you read the research material where possible, and bring an item of food to share with the group if you can. For more information about the #RadicalChildcare Learning Community please click here.
Then on Monday 11th January RSA members are invited to take part in an informal discussion at Impact Hub Birmingham on the transformative nature of learning.
We’ll hear from Amy Martin discussing changing demands of childcare; Mark Londesborough on the intended impacts of RSA Academies' Performing Arts Hub and Debie Keyte-Hartland on a shared (Swedish/UK) enquiry on children’s relationships with the natural world.
Each speaker will speak for ten minutes before we have an opportunity for reflections, questions, actions and links from all those present.
This event is part of an experiment to bring RSA ideas and Fellows together with Impact Hub Birmingham and it’s members to explore interesting and important topics and ideas in an informal and relaxed setting. Over the last few months we have been bringing people together around the RSA’s key themes to learn, share and connect. Don’t forget our next session on Monday 8 February, which will explore the RSA key theme of Public Services and Communities. If you have a topic you’d like to raise, please do get in touch.
The event will be hosted by Gary Byrne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions, please contact Rich Pickford: email@example.com
Location: Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Birmingham, B5 5NY