In season two of Nevertheless, we asked the difficult questions around our relationship with technology in education. We highlighted the achievements of the brilliant women using technology to make a better future for learners. And gave a voice to the young people whose lives are being immediately affected by modern day events and technology.
Presented by Leigh Alexander
Series production by Renay Richardson
Written and produced by Tracy King and Eileen Guo
Music and sound design by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael Simonelli
Executive produced by Nathan Martin and Anjali Ramachandran
Made by the team at Storythings
Supported by Pearson
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Episode 1. STEM Role Models
In this episode we discuss how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) role models from all walks of life are essential for young people, and what needs to be done to ensure that those who want to be it, can see it.
Episode 2. The First Click
In this episode, we’re going to discuss trust and the Internet. When it comes to technology being used at home and in the classroom, who — or what — are we entrusting our children to, and what is the role of parents and teachers in guiding children through this new age?
Episode 3. Finding Genius
In this episode, we’re going to discuss lost potential, and how we identify and nurture talent in young people when the odds are stacked against them.
Episode 4. Heather, Megan and Leonor
In this episode we’re looking at resilience, school shootings and activism.
Episode 5: Imagination — Where Art Meets Science
In this episode we examine the role of science and art in imagination and education, and talk to seven remarkable women who are bridging the divide.
Episode 6: Straight Roads Don’t Make Skilful Drivers
In this episode we hear one story from one person, Kate Edwards. Kate tells the story of a day when her life changed forever.
Episode 7: The Human Factor
In this episode we talk to students thinking about their futures, educators helping women develop new skills later in life, and workers whose day is controlled by an algorithm via an app.
Episode 8: Half the Story
In this episode we ask whether being a YouTuber or influencer is a viable career, and hear the stories of three people who were forced to make big life changes when the pressure of feeding a social algorithm became too much.
In this episode, we look at why diversity and inclusion in tech is more important now than ever before.
Episode 10: Student Takeover — “Our Lives and Tech”
In this episode we hand the podcast over to the students of schools in Virginia, Johannesburg and London. They tell their own stories about how tech impacts their lives.
Meet Jillian Troftgruben — computer science student, engineer, entrepreneur.
Meet Willa Igbayo — computer science student, engineer, dancer.
Meet Laura Medalia — engineer and fashion designer.
Meet Carly Litchfield — principal software engineer.
How technology can improve access to education for all.
How trust can improve access to education for all
How role models can improve access to education
What does the future look like?
How young people are finding their voice in the digital age
What are the skills and competencies young people need for a digital future?
We’ve put together a few special extras for fans of the show.
Download our STEM Role Models posters for your school or workplace.
Further background reading, watching and listening for the topics discussed in Season 2.
Our vision for Nevertheless.
Marykay Wells, Chief Information officer at Pearson, on how it’s our differences that make a difference.
Pearson’s Emily Lai on Trust, Children, and Information Literacy.
Kristen DiCerbo, Vice President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson on how educators are helping students to see science as an imaginative undertaking.
Kate Edwards, SVP, Efficacy & Research at Pearson: “Why I chose to tell this story.”
Here are a bunch of tools to help you tell audio stories about yourself and your communities.
To prepare for the future of work, we could do much worse than learning from Geoffrey Owens.
By Luisa Gockel, Social Impact Partnerships Manager, Pearson.
By Sara Perkins, Senior Manager, Digital & Social Media at Pearson
By Vicki Gardner, Head of Primary Sales & Digital Account Management in UK Schools Sales, Pearson