Dates announced for the Scottish Learning Festival 2022

Education Scotland has announced that this year’s Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) will take place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September 2022.

Each year Education Scotland carefully explores, reviews and adapts SLF to ensure it is an event that’s current and inspiring. Last year’s delegates enjoyed an entirely virtual conference and the first of its kind in the 19 years since SLF started. The event boasted 101 virtual sessions over three days, including inspiring key notes, carefully selected seminar sessions and critical conversations capturing over 10,700 engagements. This year, Education Scotland be celebrating 20 years of SLF with another virtual event, offering the education profession an amazing 3D experience over both days.

SLF is free to attend and the conference programme is carefully developed to support career long professional learning, helping to keep professional practice fresh, up-to-date and relevant. Delegates will find opportunities to discover innovative practice, new resources and exchange knowledge and ideas with other professional colleagues and experts.

HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Executive of Education Scotland, Gayle Gorman said: “I’m delighted to let you know that the Scottish Learning Festival will go ahead again this year. Last year’s virtual event, although the first SLF of its kind, was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many education professionals taking part in the sessions and providing positive feedback. This year’s SLF will once again be the perfect opportunity for us all to reflect, discuss, network and be inspired.

“SLF has always been a fantastic professional learning opportunity. Last year we saw practitioners and education professionals from all across Scotland take part in sessions from their devices as individuals and some establishments even took the opportunity to watch and discuss sessions as a group. Almost all of the sessions were recorded and available on the SLF online portal for several months before being moved onto the Education Scotland YouTube channel. Over 3000 people accessed these on-demand videos.

“I would encourage you to sign up for this year’s SLF as soon as registration is open and I look forward to experiencing another exciting online event.”

The organising team at Education Scotland are carefully developing the theme and programme for this year’s event and at the moment are not be taking any submissions for the conference programme but further details about this, the theme and instruction of how to register will be available soon. In the meantime please save the date in your diary; Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September 2022.

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