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Expansive Education is an approach to teaching and learning that
develops life-long learners.

Central to this practice is Action Research as ongoing CPD for teachers to develop positive attributes in learners, preparing individuals to meet the challenges of life and work.


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'I thought this was an excellent event...I think the format is exactly what people want and holding events like this in a school is another plus. Our members are crying out for opportunities to network with colleagues and be helped to develop the kind of confidence I described at the event in order to develop their curriculum in the way young people need rather than the way governments dictate.'
Brian Lightman, General Secretary, ASCL on our March 2015 Conference

"It is quite clear to me that a practical, empirical approach using active research has a powerful potential for solution based school improvement. The nature of this kind of active research also lends itself fully to collegiate team work. We have learned that there is a strong argument for teaching children the skills to be more resilient explicitly, and that teaching such skills has the potential to yield results. We have also gone a little way towards starting to demonstrate that the development of resilience strategies is applicable for our youngest children. Furthermore, there is potential to begin to produce positive outcomes in a short space of time."


Simon Feather, Deputy Headteacher, Giffard Primary School, June 2015 

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