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.


SPEAKERS:


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


TOPICS INCLUDE:


$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?


AND MORE


For more information contact Pat Bolster: pat.bolster@actrix.co.nz

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