The Future of Education
SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL EVENT IN NEW ZEALAND
Hosted by Wellington WEA with support from other WEA organisations
Sat 14th May at 1:45pm
NZ Council of Trade Unions, Education House, Level 5, 178 Willis St, Wellington NZ
Flipped classrooms, e-learning, deregulation, privatisation... what does it all mean? In the age of globalisation, rapid technological change and increased economic uncertainty, where is our education system headed? And how will it affect living standards for you and your family?
Join our panel of expert academics and civil society campaigners to discuss the big issues facing education today. Substantial changes are occuring in the education sector, as it adapts to the increased demand for highly-qualified, adaptable workers – while at the same time facing government austerity and increased competition from private providers. In this in-depth seminar, learn about how policy reforms and innovation are changing the education system, and what it will mean for educators, students and the wider community.
Dr Brian Easton, Listener columnist and Auckland University of Technology researcher
Dr Edward Palmer, University of Adelaide
David Shires, former Swedish WEA and African National Congress organiser
Dr Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
$100k degrees: Are big student debts worth it?
Are school dropouts destined for the dole queue?
Going back to school: Will it get you a pay rise?
Deregulation: More choice, or more scammers?
For more information contact Pat Bolster: firstname.lastname@example.org