Education event: Re-thinking Progress, 25th - 27th March 2014

January 27, 2014

Big thinkers. Different sessions. One issue.

Re-thinking Progress: Educating for a changing world is the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s first ever education open-house event in partnership with Bradford University’s centre for the circular economy. We would love you to join us.

Book your tickets now

Please visit the event page to view the Re-thinking Progress programme, which contains full session details, and to find instructions on how to book your tickets.


What is the event?

With a focus on discussion and interaction, Re-thinking Progress will see the Foundation’s education team host a one-off series of short talks, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, seminars, and expert lectures, to explore what the circular economy can offer in the way we approach and deliver effective education.

The event will be held at the ‘re:centre’, University of Bradford, which is a cross University facility for business engagement and collaboration, with the circular economy providing one of the major programme elements.

Thinkers and innovators will join us from areas as diverse as 3D printing, higher education, urban design and aquaponics to inform the application of the circular economy for both formal and informal educators. Everyone is welcome.


Planned sessions

See some of the highlights for the session topics below, and learn more about the circular economy in education here.

  • Circular economy “bootcamp”
  • Urban design and the circular economy
  • HE curriclum development
  • A New dynamic – book launch
  • Aquaponic food systems
  • Systems thinking
  • STEM& the circular economy
  • The changing face of business education
  • Teaching the circular economy in the classroom
  • Ellen MacArthur live-streamed special address

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