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Big ideas to achieve a quality education for all Australian students

April 8, 2021

Welcome to our new-look newsletter. This is one of many exciting developments for Australian Learning Lecture over the past year.

Through the newsletter we hope to share with you what has been happening in our impact programs based on the big ideas ALL is advancing to achieve a quality education that prepares all Australian students for changing times.

Although we were disappointed last year to have to abandon the physical presentation of 2020 Lecture Seeing is Believing: The Future School by Valerie Hannon, we were thrilled to be able to work with four jurisdictions: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia to present a virtual online version of the ALL lecture and allow educators across Australia to participate in a Q and A live session with Valerie Hannon herself.

Through our new and easy to navigate website you will be able to access inspiring videos and published case studies, ALL reports and submissions and a resource hub. We invite you to #comevisitus to explore the website at your leisure, download pdfs and share them with colleagues and other parents.

One of the immediate challenges in Australia is that widespread change in understanding about education and learning is very much needed among parents, media, and politicians. It does seem hard to believe that back in 1854, Charles Dickens wrote in his novel Hard Times that the education system around him was based upon the principles of “educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow, and never wonder.” Today, top down education remains the dominant model of our times.

This has to change.

Our learners need to be the problem solvers for their own future, the innovators and the global citizens to lead change and find a way forward. For that to happen, we have to equip them as best we can to face these challenges.

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The ALL team