JONK Events

Maths Masterclass for Tomorrow's Achievers | Coram | London

Event Date: 01 Feb 20

Another in the series of Maths Masterclasses as part of Tomorrow Achievers series of Events for Primary School children | more

JONK Enrichment Day | Working with all children Reception to Year 6 | CPD Staff Development Meeting | Bell Lane Primary School, | London |

Event Date: 10 Feb 20

A day working and modelling JONK initiatives throughout the school, spending time in each class focusing on the lifelong learning dispositions and then leading a staff meeting on the dispositions at the end of the day more

JONK for NQTs | Wandsworth Teaching School Alliance | Critical Thinking and Enquiry Based Learning | London |

Event Date: 13 Feb 20

A twilight session for NQTS in Wandsworth describing easy to implement practical activities based on the JONK approach that promote a critical thinking and enquiry based learning approach to the curriculum more

JONK at ASSET Professional Development Day | A PD day for all ASSET Schools | Developing a bespoke Learning to Learn Week | Suffolk, Uk

Event Date: 24 Feb 20

The day will bring together the senior leaders and teachers from all ASSET schools to spend a day of professional development based on the Joy of Not Knowing and equipping every school with all they need to launch the new academic year with a bespoke Learning to Learn Week more

JONK at East Coast College | A Professional Development Day for Students and Staff | East Coast College, Norfolk

Event Date: 25 Feb 20

The day will introduce the students and the staff to the theory, principles and practical applications of the Joy of Not Knowing approach equipping all participants with strategies for critical, creative and philosophical thinking and with the dispositions of effective lifelong learners more

Speaker | International Festival of Learning | Share the Magic of Education | West Suffolk College | Bury St. Edmunds

Event Date: 25 Aug 20

I will be leading three JONK Sessions at this year's International Festival of Learning focusing on (i) Thriving with Uncertainty, Embracing Challenge (ii) Multilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms and a joint venture with the Michael Aldrich Foundation (iii) The Image of the Week Project more

JONK at the University of Warwick Research in Action Annual Conference | University of Warwick

Event Date: 14 Dec 20

At the conference I led two workshops for PGCE students and staff on the principles and philosophies that underpin the Joy of Not Knowing approach and on Multilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms more

The Joy of Not Knowing | NW24 Bristol School INSET Day | Bristol, UK

Event Date: 04 Jan 21

This three hour workshop provides teachers and practitioners with a range of easy to implement strategies in the classroom, rooted on the principles of The Joy of Not Knowing approach to inspire children to become intrinsically motivated to want to learn and to develop a lifelong love of learning and of thinking creatively and philosophically. more

Success Stories

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- Philosophy | Masterclass

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- Coastal Federation | Norfolk

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