The Education Conversation

The Education Conversation – Kōrero Mātauranga, which opened 23 Mar and closes 31 May 2018, has so far allowed more than 5,000 New Zealanders have their say about the future of education, some via some face to face discussions, the majority by filling in an online survey . It is aimed at providing some content for the two Education Summits. Have you had your say? More at The May Education Summits: Talkers and Walkers.

Check out ELF18 Contributors and Programme

View the line up of Contributors at:  and the ELF18 Programme:

ELF18 Early Bird Registrations close 30/4/18

Take advantage of the Early Bird group and individual discounts by booking now and paying by 30 April.  See ELF18 Overview at and

…Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

Educators have access to a huge body of new information about brain function and how humans learn and also about professional development. The key is to walk the talk. ‘Walking the talk’ matters in the use of evidence for transformative education’ is the title of a recently published invited paper for the International Bureau of Education – UNESCO Project: ‘Rethinking and repositioning curriculum in the 21st century: A global paradigm shift’. It was written by Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee, Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education, NZ. (November 2017) and is a treasure trove of resources for professional development. It points people to key papers, videos and other accessible digital resources…

Leading Professional Development

The challenge for busy education leaders is to devote more time to leading professional development in their own learning communities. The challenge for the education system is to provide appropriate support to education leaders to enable this. Professional knowledge sharing through Communities of Learning are already helping in this respect.

Implementing key research findings educates and empowers our rising generations to build a better and more sustainable tomorrow by equipping them today with the appropriate “learning to learn” knowledge and “learning to do” skills…

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ELF 17 Contributors

Take a look at who will be contributing at ELf17



Registrations Now Open

Very Early Bird Registrations rates are available if booked and paid by 28 Feb.  Register Now…

ELF17 – Register your interest now

ELF17 is being held on 23&24 August at the Millennium Rotorua.

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