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THEME and STRANDS

Education System Change

[“[A] false dichotomy of reform versus status quo fails to capture the rich perspectives of teachers who believe in education improvements that are grounded both in research and in their own experiences with successful student learning.”  Give Teachers a Voice in Education Reform  

With the change of government there will be some wholesale changes to New Zealand’s education system. These include improving the rates of participation in higher education by progressively removing fees  and modifying the primary and secondary assessment regimes.

Research shows that countries with a greater proportion of the population tertiary educated generally have higher levels of innovation and productivity. Opportunities to learn and to apply that learning result in both public and private good.

Working Together

“People will support what they help to create.” Marvin Weisbord

However most effective education change will be at the “retail” level by education professionals growing brains, opening minds and developing skills one learner at a time.

Effective education leaders work with colleagues and others in related fields in mobilising knowledge and applying research. They create a knowledge ecology which lays down and strengthens social and cognitive foundations.

They work to bridge the gaps between knowing and doing and inspiration and execution.

Key Publication by ELF17 Speaker Released
‘Walking the talk’ matters in the use of evidence for transformative education
Invited paper for the International Bureau of Education – UNESCO Project: Rethinking and repositioning curriculum in the 21st century: A global paradigm shift.
Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee, Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education, NZ. (November 2017).

Tomorrow’s Skills

At a time of massive technological disruption adaptive  education and skills development at all levels helps young New Zealanders learn, grow, contribute, create, and innovate.

The incremental steps stretch from birth to maturity and beyond. Education becomes an escalator not just a ladder if its rate of change at least keeps pace with the rate of change in wider society.

As educators embrace disruption, inspire creativity and foster innovation they empower the rising generation to work for a better and more sustainable future for all. New Zealand will be able to more than hold its own in an increasingly complex and competitive new world.

Trading Up

“Students are …under parental pressure to go to university. Whether the student is suited to tertiary study or not is another question.” Alastair Tod, Glenfield College careers advisor

An increasing focus is not just on a university education but on revaluing the worth of trade and technical training.

This is not to denigrate a university education, but emphasises that trade and technical qualifications are just as valuable as university qualifications.

At the same time more and more companies are signing up to the “tertiary qualifications are not required to work here” movement.

Better “personal portfolio” careers education is needed to give students a clearer picture of their tertiary and other options in relation to the fast changing world of work.

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Click here to view ELF17 article in Education Gazette 29 May 2017

ELF 17 Contributors

Take a look at who will be contributing at ELf17 http://www.smartnet.co.nz/elf-2017/contributors/