21st Century Learning Discussion

With the annual Curriculum Corporation COnference circus in town last week, there was a lot of talk about national curriculum, at briefings I attended, and on the mainstream radio. Including this discussion on the Radio National program Life Matters.

Australia has a ’21st century economy with a 19th century education system’, Rupert Murdoch’s damning assessment in his Boyer lectures currently being broadcast on ABC Radio National. But is it fair?

Today a forum recorded at the National Curriculum Corporation Conference on what a 21st century education might actually look like.

The panel includes some of the top education reformers and innovators in the world. They discuss the current major reform of curriculum in Australia, skills and knowledge needed in the 21st century, how Hong Kong transformed its education system and the role of technology and innovation.

Michael Stevenson
Vice President of Global Education at Cisco Systems


Professor Barry McGaw
Head of the National Curriculum Board and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute

Valerie Hannon
Director of Strategy for the UK Innovation Unit

Chris Wardlaw
Former Deputy Secretary of Education in Hong Kong

You can listen to the conversation HERE

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