The upcoming Great Debate, hosted by the Australian College of Educators, will ask a panel of eminent thinkers and doers - Are we adequately preparing today's learners for life tomorrow?
The panel will discuss and debate questions including: What skills does our economy need? Will young graduates be able to compete on the world stage? Does the new Australian Curriculum deliver the skills needed in a globalised 21st century economy?
Beyond work skills, the debate will consider whether today's learners are receiving adequate emotional and social development - the ability to collaborate, think critically and with empathy. How we assist young learners to become well-rounded, prepared for work, relationships and active participation in civil society is a conversation that must be had.
Greens Education Spokesperson - John Kaye
Principal of Wenona School - Dr Briony Scott
Pre service teacher - Bethany Wiltshire
CEO TAFE Directors Australia - Martin Riordan
Deputy Head of the Institute of Early Childhood Macquarie University - Dr Peter Whiteman
Drinks and light refreshments will be served following the debate to allow for networking and to encourage further discussion among guests and participants.
The best entrance is from Gate 2 on Culloden road, and then parking in N3 which is the first left after entering the gate.
More more information and to register click here.