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Big Ideas webinar series

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About this series

Education is facing a number of challenges, and addressing them will require diverse, informed, and courageous thinking. The Big Ideas webinar series seeks to promote discussion on important, complex and, at times, competing ideas that are relevant to the future of New Zealand’s education system.

The series intentionally features speakers with diverse perspectives. It is not expected that viewers will agree with all of the ideas discussed; indeed, it is highly likely that The Education Hub as an organisation will not agree with everything that is presented during the series. However, it is critical to progress that we are able to listen to ideas, to seek to understand the arguments being made, and to engage in constructive and consensus-building conversation.

We hope you will join us for these thought-provoking sessions.

COMING UP

Indigenisation and Indigenous inclusion

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY MARCH 14
Associate Professor Te Kawehau Hoskins and Professor Alison Jones will discuss how taking an indigenisation approach to education might offer more hopeful possibilities for education as we continue to think about our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Principles of quality teaching and school leadership

COMING UP: 7.30PM WEDNESDAY APRIL 26
Professor Rob Coe will discuss his work developing the Great Teaching Toolkit, an evidence-based curriculum for teacher learning, plus tools and instruments to provide feedback for professional development

Knowledge and curriculum

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY MAY 18
This webinar will explore how we position and understand the role of knowledge within education and schooling and how this links to the design, development, and implementation of the curriculum

Unschooling and self-directed education

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY JUNE 8
This webinar will focus on the concept of unschooling, an approach to self-directed education, which puts children in control of their learning

Educational technology and inequality

COMING UP: 8.00PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 3
This webinar will explore trends, issues, and possibilities related to the role of technology in education, with particular focus on the continuing digital inequalities that exist and the social and educational implications of these disparities

Deeper learning

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Professor Jal Mehta (Harvard University) will discuss what he means by the term deeper learning, why it is important, and what it can look like in different school contexts

Mātauranga Māori in education

COMING UP: 7.30PM THURSDAY AUGUST 17
This webinar will explore questions related to mātauranga Māori in education
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