A series of conversations about the Australian education sector
Influential writer, practitioner and researcher of education, Pasi Sahlberg presents a series of conversations with national and international thoughtleaders sketching the rationale and urgency for reform of the Australian education sector.
Following exhaustive research for numerous awardwinning publications, Sahlberg concludes that Australia has schools that are up there with the best in the world; but not for all children. We may boast some of the best schools, but we equally tolerate a system that enables some students to experience significant disadvantage. As part of his work as Professor of Education Policy at the Gonski Institute, Pasi Sahlberg, along with former NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli, wants to initiate a conversation with the Australian community about how this can be addressed.
In these conversations, Sahlberg will lead dialogues on international standards, policy and the importance of play for children. These conversations will be directed by audience participation and will actively engage guests in thinking deeper and broader about the current problems of education.
Sydney Opera House is proud to be aligned with the Gonski Institute for Education in a new partnership that brings the intellectual heft of Piccoli and Sahlberg to compliment and challenge our work on creativity and learning in schools.
Presented by Sydney Opera House and Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney.