Valerie Hannon

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Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon

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United Kingdom
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 mathematics teacher, and then researcher (University of Sheffield) Valerie became the Director of Education for Derbyshire County Council. In that capacity, she worked with Sir Ken Robinson to produce All Our Futures, the report of the National Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. Following this she became an adviser on creativity in the UK Department for Education (DfE). Valerie now works independently to support change programs across the world. She has advised governments and worked with systems and schools on every continent, from Australia to Finland, and from Canada to Singapore. Her span includes working with some of the most challenged systems in the world (Delhi and Rwanda), fast changing systems in the Middle East (Qatar) and the leaders in education innovation (British Columbia and New Zealand). Valerie is an adviser to the OECD in its Education 2030 project. She 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) Bloomsbury; ? Redesigning Education: shaping learning systems around the globe (2014) Booktrope ? Local Learning Ecosystems (2019) WISE ? THRIVE: the purpose of schools in a changing world (2021) Cambridge University Press Following a series of global webinars on leadership in 2021, Valerie published The Future of Educational Leadership: five signposts with Tony Mackay at the Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne. Valerie was the Australian Learning Lecturer for 2020 on the subject of The Future School. The resulting book FutureSchool: design principles in practice is forthcoming in 2022. In 2021 she received the Edufuturists' award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.

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