Headmaster Seminar Series – Professor Stephen Heppell
Friday, 18 November 2016
Professor Stephen Heppell is an English educator who specialises in the use of ICT in education and is one of the most influential academics in his field of technology and education globally. Stephen is best known for his work at Ultralab, part of Anglia Polytechnic University of Wales, Newport. There, he worked on education projects such as ‘Learning in the New Millennium’, ‘Schools Online’, development of ‘Think.com’ and ‘Talking Heads’. In 2003 Stephen left Ultralab and is now CEO of the education consultancy firm, Heppell.net, a global and flourishing policy and learning consultancy which now has an enviable portfolio of international projects all round the world.
Stephen was our guest speaker at last night’s final Headmaster Seminar Series lecture for 2016. The topic of his presentation was ‘Learning environments – Making learning surprising’. Stephen delivered an entertaining and engaging presentation taking us on a journey of learning spaces around the world and bringing to our attention the impact that learning environments can have on students.
Throughout Stephen’s presentation the emphasis was on asking students to have input into what their learning spaces should look like. This included many examples of very impressive spaces that have been designed by children.
We would like to thank Stephen for visiting The Hutchins School. Further information can be found on Stephen’s website.