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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, University of Iceland
Jón Torfi Jónasson, PhD. is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the School of Education of the  University of Iceland. He is the former Dean of the School Education and a prolific writer on all aspects of teacher professional development and growth.
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P. Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles is the current principal at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Canada and a consultant with Targeted Leadership. | Ms. Stiles has been an educator for 30 years and has taught and been a principal at the Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School levels. Jean was named one of "Canada's Most Outstanding Principals" in 2007 and was the recipient of the Learning Partnership's National Award. She was inducted into Canada's National... Read More →

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