Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box -Neil Speirs

August 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
New Town Theatre
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Edinburgh EH2 3DH
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Neil Speirs-Thinking Outside the (Penalty) Box

How do you inspire the kids that just don’t want to learn? A critical pedagogy that uses real-life examples can help, says Neil Speirs (The University of Edinburgh), who reckons that the positive and negative life experiences of footballers – sometimes not the most obvious academic role models out there – can work for many young people. More Messi and Ronaldo might just be the answer. The result is a relevant curriculum for everyone, while filling our classrooms with the joy and hope of the beautiful game and its finest exponents.