Sam Emmett

Sam Emmett

United Kingdom

Community Outreach Educator, passionate about supporting those who are marginalised and disadvantaged by traditional education.

Everyone can achieve and has the right to achieve, and yet all too often people have derived education (for a wide variety of reasons). The current education system is outdated and is often the problem, as it fails too many people. I work in PCET (post-compulsory education and training) and design and deliver programmes that provide education to those who are disengaged and disadvantaged.

I work with different agencies to provide innovative outreach education which is designed to make a real difference in peoples lives by providing aspiration, confidence and enhanced well-being.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I am passionate about Education which empowers and enables all. This means we need to address those disadvantaged and excluded from education. HundrED enables me to network with like-minded educationalists and examine other approaches as well as share my own. I would go as far as to say that HundrED is the way forward.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is transformative and as such has the power to provide change that can enable employability but more importantly can provide aspiration. Participating in education and working with others also supports and enhances social interaction which helps to develop confidence in individuals and resilient communities.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Education should be for all yet even in the 21st century this is not the case. Therefore traditional education is not working, we need a total refresh of education and educational thinking. Innovation in design, delivery and inclusion is the way to make education available and accessible to all.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1. Championing Holistic Education - This contextualises and makes education more engaging and successful. 2. Teachers for a changing world - I have been a teacher educator in a variety of different settings. The better the teachers we create then the better education will be. 3. Formative Assessment - Formative assessment, the most powerful tool in education

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

I am working on projects to provide accessible education for the homeless. I would like to expand this model into other areas of the country and am happy to share the ideas and approaches being employed. All too often our society forgets about the aged and those in the later (last) stages of life. I am passionate about extending educational projects that support well-being and life quality.