The day will explore policy, practical and philosophical debates about whether, how and why we should seek to measure the development of social and emotional skills in young people - also referred to as non-cognitive skills, soft skills and character, amongst other terms. We want to structure a thought-provoking and engaging day that introduces participants to a range of ideas and activities. The day will be designed for practitioners working directly with young people, those in an evaluation role, and funders of youth provision.
Speakers & facilitators will be added to the agenda as they are confirmed in the first few weeks of 2017
09:30-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00-11:00 Plenary - Framing the debate, Q&A
11:00-11:20 Morning break
11:20-11:50 Plenary - Personal and social development in context
11:50-12:35 Panel debate - Measurement: weighing it up
13:30-14:40 Workshops: 4x parallel breakout sessions - Round 1
14:40-15:00 Afternoon break
15:00-16:10 Workshops: 4x parallel breakout sessions - Round 2
16:10-16:30 Plenary - final thoughts
Speakers include: Emma Revie (Ambition), Fionnuala O'Reilly (Behavoural Insights Team), Graeme Duncan (Right to Succeed), Tom Ravenscroft (Enabling Enterprise), Robin Bannerjee (University of Sussex), Jenny North (Impetus-PEF), Tony Taylor (In Defence of Youth Work), Ann Griffiths (Money Advice Service), Sarah Wallbank (Yes Futures), Jack Cattell (Get the Data), Mary Darking, Carl Walker and Bethan Prosser (Brighton University), Phil Sital-Singh (UK Youth) and Luke McCarthy (Think Forward).
Arriving by public transport
Lift is a 5 minutes walk from Angel Underground Station.
Buses: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 341, 476.
If you have any questions email usat:firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Measurement and Personal Development"