Writer on education technology
Crispin writes and speaks on the theory and philosophy of education, particularly with a view to making better use in the sector of digital technology. He argues that much of the theory underpinning our current educational practice is flawed. As this point of view runs against received opinion, he is an advocate of free speech, reasoned debate and the avoidance of group think. Crispin read History at Oxford, worked in the Diplomatic Service in the 1980s, and taught History and Philosophy for ten years in the 1990s. His interest in education technology led him onto a number of government working groups in the 2000s, to set up an industry group for edtech in 2007, and to chair the British Standard Institute’s committee for data standards for learning, education and training. He currently manages oXya UK, a Hitachi Group company offering cloud services for business IT, and blogs on technology and education at www.EdTechNow.net.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 6 December:
Leeds NHS Digital Debating Competition at Thackray Medical Museum
Thursday 17 January:
Southampton Championship at Solent University in partnership with NATS
Wednesday 13 February:
Kent Championship at Mid-Kent College
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.