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Prof. Andy Hargreaves will deliver the Education Workforce Council’s (EWC) fourth annual lecture, Professionally Speaking on Monday, 16 September 2019 at the National Museum Cardiff.

Speaking in the museum’s Reardon Smith Theatre, the highly respected education expert will give a lecture entitled ‘Equity, identity and inclusion: the next big challenge for educational change’.

On his lecture, Andy Hargreaves commented: “We are moving beyond an age defined by achievement and effort alone, to one that also gets to grips with engagement, identity and wellbeing.

"Engagement isn’t simply about more relevance, technology, or fun. It’s about knowing your students, how to connect with their interests, and how to introduce them to new ones.”

He added: “Social mobility requires changes in values and behaviours among elites at the top; not just more grit and resilience from those at the bottom.”

Andy Hargreaves’ lecture coincides with his involvement in the Atlantic Rim Summit, which takes place in Cardiff and Swansea on 12 and 13 September. This is the first time the event will be held in Wales.

Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams AM will also address the audience before joining Andy Hargreaves in a Q and A session following his lecture.

Over 300 professionals from across the education and training professions are expected to attend the event, which is held in partnership with Swansea University, and sponsored by The Open University in Wales.

Tickets have now sold out but the event will be broadcast live in its entirety on the Education Workforce Council’s YouTube channel from 6:30pm on 16 September.