Leading projects around the world for clients in education and industry, Ewan is the passionate and energising tour de force behind NoTosh. A highly-regarded keynote speaker at events around the world, he’s also the author of How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen
He has been past advisor on the digital agenda to the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Neelie Kroes, and sit on the ICT Excellence Expert Group advising the Cabinet Minister for Education in Scotland.
As a French and German teacher in Scottish high schools he relentlessly put technology to work in an effort to engage students, with his high school classes being amongst the first in Europe to podcast and blog. Later, he worked as National Advisor on Learning and Technology Futures for the Scottish Government before changing career tack, and becoming Digital Commissioner for the groundbreaking British broadcaster Channel 4.
Today, he leads NoTosh which is a global consultancy with a passion for learning and a conviction that innovation and creativity can change the way people think, the way they learn and the way they work – as individuals, teams, organisations and communities.
Interdisciplinary Learning and Hexagonal Curriculum Planning
When students start asking more questions than the teacher, and tapping into their own curiosity about the topic in hand, you know you’re on the path to deep, complex learning.
Student Agency through Metaskills
Interdisciplinary learning and project-based work succeeds when it pushes students into making connections between complex new knowledge. In turn, though, that demands greater clarity around the thinking skills we want to see learners use. Those thinking skills are best taught, rather than caught.
Keynote: The Power of a Promise
In this keynote, Ewan will share lessons from undertaking more strategy in a year than most directors get to do in a lifetime, through hundreds of strategic planning projects across 72 countries.
Leading from the Middle
It's impossible to be agile enough for the current climate without quality leaders throughout the system. But for years we’ve neglected the development of our aspiring and middle leaders. 2020 showed that up.