Young People as the Future of Knowledge

Parallel Session

Knowledge Quarter (KQ) is the home of innovation, a place where science, technology and creativity meet. But do our young people truly benefit from these opportunities, and are we equipping them with the skills, knowledge and experience to be future innovators, engaged citizens, and contributors to the knowledge economy? In a local area where high levels of wealth and disadvantage sit side-by-side, do our young people see KQ institutions as inspiring study and career destinations or inaccessible glass towers? In a collaborative panel between Camden Council and Regent High School, the current and future methods of knowledge creation and dissemination will be explored.

The panel will discuss: the revised examination systems and the effects on attitudes to knowledge; the benefits of a STEAM approach to education; how the meaning of knowledge changes when moving into further and higher education; and how knowledge can be used positively by communities in and beyond the KQ. It will also consider the roles of young people as both local and global citizens, and how innovations in knowledge production and sharing can support collaboration between KQ partners and the communities around them. We will hear the perspectives of young people about to embark on further study and work, and who understand the intrinsic and extrinsic power of knowledge.

Speakers and Chair:

  • Chaired by Richard Harrison, Director of Community Engagement, Regent High School
  • Dinah Caine CBE, Chair, Camden STEAM Commission
  • Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader, Camden Council
  • Kate Barry, Assistant Principal and Director of STEM, UCL Academy
  • Joining the panel will be Sixth Form Students from Regent High School

This session is being delivered by Knowledge Quarter partners Camden Council and Regent High School.

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