University to Welcome Influential Educator

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The University of Worcester will welcome one of the country’s leading educators to its St John’s campus on Thursday 10 October for a lecture on the importance of outstanding teaching in schools.

Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education, University of London, will deliver a lecture entitled: ‘Great Teaching: Why it matters and how to get it into our schools’.

Professor Husbands began his teaching career at an urban comprehensive school before securing promotions to school leadership and onto Universities and teacher education. He has served as an advisor to the Department for Education and OFSTED and on the two boards of two examination authorities. 

His current role sees him head up what is widely considered to be Britain’s leading centre for educational research and development.

University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief executive, Professor David Green, says: “The University is delighted that Professor Husbands has agreed to give this lecture. Highly respected in the teaching profession and beyond, Professor Husbands enjoys an international reputation – he has been invited to lecture at universities across the world and has been deeply involved University leadership for many years.

“The lecture which he will give at the University of Worcester is on a most important theme. Great teaching really does matter. The question is how to encourage, produce and sustain outstanding teachers.”

He continues: “In his lecture, Professor Husbands will review the evidence on what works to improve the quality of teaching. He will consider what the evidence shows can and should be done by government, Universities and schools to produce and sustain inspirational, outstanding teachers.

“It is certain to be an illuminating, insightful and enjoyable evening.”

The lecture will take place at 5pm, with attendees encouraged to arrive by 4.45pm, and will be followed by a reception.