Audiences have their say at online live events.
Children, young people, parents, guardians and teachers are encouraged to take part in the national discussion on Scottish education through a series of upcoming online public events.
The first session will take place on Tuesday November 22, with further opportunities on Wednesday November 23 and Thursday December 1.
Anyone interested in Scottish education is welcome to register to participate.
Those who register will be able to speak directly to internationally renowned education experts, Professor Alma Harris and Professor Carol Campbell, who act as independent facilitators for the national discussion.
Prof Harris said: ‘We have so far received a fantastic response to the national discussion, with engagement from a variety of sectors including children and young people, teachers and parents. We are determined to be as inclusive as possible and encourage anyone with an interest in the future of Scottish education to participate in these online public events.
Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said:
“The vision that is created as a result of the national discussion will define what education in Scotland should look like not just in the near future, but 20 years from now. These online sessions are a great opportunity to participate in the discussion and make your point of view heard.”
About 3,500 responses have been received since the discussion was launched on September 21.
Feedback will play a vital role in shaping the future of education. This will include the reform program which will see the creation of three new education bodies and a review of qualifications and assessment.
The national discussion – Let’s Talk Scottish Education – which is co-hosted by COSLA, will run until 5 December.
Join the national discussion at Registration page for Let’s Talk Scottish Education online sessions
To learn more about the National Discussion and other ways to get involved, visit Let’s Talk About Scottish Education webpage
Carol Campbell, Professor of Educational Leadership and Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and Professor Alma Harris, Emeritus