March 3, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 PM
University of British Columbia
Neville Scarfe Building, Room 209
Join us for a free panel discussion of the Learning 2030 vision featuring Summit curator Michael Brooks, Erin Millar, Eric Kennedy and UBC's Sandra Scott.
134 million children were born in the last twelve months. They will graduate high school in 2030.
What needs to change today to improve education for the graduates of 2030? Can we create global, scalable solutions?
In fall 2013,WGSI’s Equinox Summit Learning 2030 started a global conversation about the future of high school. Recap the summit through words, photos and videos.
Dr. Michael Brooks (@drmichaelbrooks)
Michael Brooks is an author, journalist, and broadcaster with a PhD in quantum physics. He is a consultant at New Scientist and writes a weekly column for New Statesman. He is the author of the bestselling 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense and Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science. Combining his passion for education with journalistic scrutiny, he is leading the team charged with assessing promising learning pathways for the decades ahead and reporting recommendations in the Equinox Blueprint.
More at michaelbrooks.org
Greg Butler (@gbutler_at_ci)
Greg Butler has extensive experience at every level of education, having worked as a teacher, school principal, and educational researcher, as well as working for the education department of New South Wales, Australia, and heading Microsoft’s Partners in Learning initiative. Through the innovation-brokering enterprise he founded, Collaborative Impact, Greg is involved in organizing a global partnership called New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. The project’s goal is to radically transform 1000 schools in 10 countries around the world to take account of new learning technologies and the new environment that education finds itself in. Greg wants to take the best of what we know and tranform education into something far better.
More at collaborativeimpact.net
Eric Kennedy (@ericbkennedy)
Eric B. Kennedy is a PhD student at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and Arizona State University—a school recognized for its innovative approach to disciplines—where he is part of the Knowledge Systems Analysis project looking at how to improve the knowledge used to make policy, technological and economic decisions. He’s fascinated by the way people and groups of people work together; particularly how we can better to solve complex problems in interdisciplinary settings. He cares deeply about turning his research into action, working toward better knowledge sharing, creating inclusive processes, and collaborating across communities.
More at ericbkennedy.ca
Erin Millar (@erinmillar)
Erin Millar is a freelance journalist and author with a lifelong interest in education, innovation and creativity. For nearly a decade she has written for leading Canadian and international publications including Reader’s Digest International, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, The Times of London and others. Her work has been translated into 20 languages and published in 34 countries. She is currently researching her second book, tentatively titled “The Flexible Brain: The power of learning a little about a lot in a world ruled by specialists.” Erin has appeared as an expert on university life on television and radio programs across Canada. She teaches journalism at Quest University. Before beginning her freelance career, Erin was a founding editor of Maclean’s OnCampus and is now the Canada correspondent for University World News.
More at erinmillar.ca
Sandra Scott is a faculty member and Science educator at the University of British Columbia. Before being at UBC, she was a classroom teacher and also worked as a marine educator and park naturalist. These experiences prompted her to pursue a MA and PhD in Science and Environmental Education. She teaches elementary Science methods as well as courses in communications, environmental learning, and research methods. She enjoys working with Teacher Candidates and undergraduate Science students in her role as Faculty Advisor. Sandra’s research focuses on elementary science, environmental education, and teacher education. She views herself as a naturalist, scientist, and educator of, for, and in the environment; she is a passionate advocate for learning experiences that nurture our sense of wonder for the human and more than human world.
More at UBC's website
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