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Monday, April 25 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
A Great School for All - How do we get there? Where is there?

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 Much of our current educational discourse is preoccupied with important operational issues: how do we organize our school system, who should run it, why do we emphasise testing and accountability? How do we teach and how do we weave ICT into our modern education? We are preoccupied with how do get to our destination. But, we often seem to neglect perhaps that we need a deeper vision that we want our students to carry with them as they encounter serious ethical issues related to sustainability, genetics and artificial intelligences and democratic living. Using the theory of change based on the three principles of thinking ahead, reaching across and delivering within - we will provide examples of schools might overcome the inertia all too often encountered by efforts to bring about system-wide change. 

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Jón Torfi Jónasson

Professor emeritus, University of Iceland
Jón Torfi became professor of education at the University of Iceland in 1993 and was Dean of the Faculty of Social Science, 1995-2001. In 2008 he became the Dean of the School of Education when it was merged with the University of Iceland. In recent years he has studied the problem... Read More →
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Jean Stiles

Principal, EPSB

Monday April 25, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Alhambra Room