13.03.18 Gratnells brings Professor Peter Barrett to speak at GESS in Dubai

On 28th February we were delighted to present Professor Peter Barrett as a keynote speaker at GESS 2018 in Dubai. We were keen to share the findings of his extensive research with this Middle East education audience.

Professor Barrett was presenting at 3 individual workshops, explaining the findings of his Clever Classrooms report, which puts hard evidence behind the thought that the physical classroom environment can impact learning outcomes and the engagement of young students.



The workshops were attended by over 200 individuals from the local, and International, teaching community, and over 600 copies of his report were distributed by Gratnells.  There was great interest on local social channels, and Professor Barrett was interviewed by both Tech Middle East - the local education journal - and by the GESS live channel for all conference delegates.

Each workshop was followed by a lively question and answer session, in which Professor Barrett was able to explain how the findings of his report can be transferred to local schools in the UAE.


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