BIOS and TOPICS
Keynote presentation: WORKING TOGETHER: Mobilising Knowledge through Networks & Collaboration
Aligning the intersections between education policy, practice and evidence to develop great teaching that makes a difference for student achievement.
UK based Prof. Greany outlines models for knowledge mobilisation which demonstrate the ways in which knowledge, expertise and capacity move around within and between education organisations. He examines the development and impact of networks and collaboration and effective approaches to leadership and professional development in the context of what it takes to develop great teaching that makes a difference for student achievement.
TOPIC: Moving beyond the Rhetoric: Promoting a Pedagogy for Belonging
For many students, belonging is not realised as education continues to underserve specific groups of clearly identifiable students (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013). The Ministry of Education website tells us that Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success is “our strategy to rapidly change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori” (Ministry of Education, 2015). However, we are far from having achieved this for Māori, let alone other marginalised groups. This presentation will explore what a nationwide sample of senior Māori students said is required if schools are to achieve this vision of belonging. Moving beyond the rhetoric has important implications for all educators in New Zealand.
PRESENTATION: Growing NZ’s future inventors by creating the Tech future now.
“In the near future, everyone will either be a consumer of tech or a creator of it. OMGTech! is about giving kids the opportunity to be the creators.” Vaughan Rowsell, Founder of Vend and OMG Tech!
Children’s charity OMGTech! develops and delivers engaging workshops for both teachers and students on digital technologies and how to explore and invent with them.
Workshop: Turning the Tables
Some young student participants in OMGTech! School-based workshops help Vaughan Rowsell facilitate an eye opening workshop for ELF18 registrants.
PRESENTATION: Innovation, entrepreneurship and post-tertiary integration of students into the workforce.
Informing study and work choices for secondary and tertiary students by understanding complex human behavioural research in relation to the development of entrepreneurs, new technologies, innovative organisations, growth industries and productive regional economies.