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Learning for Uncertainty

Learning for Uncertainty

“The future is not pre-fabricated, just waiting for the arrival of today’s students. Rather, the future is what today’s and future graduates will create.” (Prof. Yong Zhao)

After a hiatus of several years, All Saints’ College and Djoowak, The Beyond Boundaries Institute are excited to welcome back to Perth our Institute’s patron and education transformer, Professor Yong Zhao, to ask some important questions and challenge our thinking about how schools and educators can best serve our young people to ensure they thrive in our VUCA* future.

When: Monday 20 March, 2023

Where: The Studio School, Fremantle

Time: 4.00pm - 6.30pm

Cost: $100 (includes a light afternoon tea)

Educators are warmly invited to be a part of this workshop that will explore some compelling questions, such as:

  • Given a rapidly changing commercial world, are we positioning students to learn-on-the-go as existing jobs are transformed or even disappear as new jobs emerge?

  • Are the widely-touted “21st Century Skills” sufficient preparation for this new world? And what of other conceptualizations of the skills and dispositions believed needed for the future, ideas such as STEM (or STEAM), “socio-emotional learning,” “deep learning,” and “soft skills”?

  • How and where are the young to learn these?

  • How are our students being introduced to the world in which they will need to make a living - and live, we hope, satisfying lives?

  • How will this generation reconcile resurgent nationalism with the imperative to collaborate globally to address existential threats such as climate change and debilitating economic and political inequities?

Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment:

We hope you can join us for this important conversation.

*Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous

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