Policy changes to improve learning systems

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Thursday 30 July 2015

Professor Pat Drake, Dean, College of Education, invites you to attend the fifth seminar in the 2015 Diamond Series, Successful local learning systems: What policy changes are needed? presented by Dr Sara Glover.

Leaving the momentum of educational improvement to the status quo will result in widening inequality and stagnation in Australia. Through a detailed analysis of three school systems, The Mitchell Institute research report The Shared Work of Learning (Bentley & Cazaly 2015), demonstrates why collaboration is poised to deliver the next big wave of gains in education. 

If policy and system change continue to focus only on individual school and individual teacher performance, they will simply ignore many of the important factors that are most powerful in expanding learning opportunities and outcomes.

This presentation will highlight the common features of these local learning systems that can be applied to strategies for wider, systemic change. It will present a different view of an ‘education system’ that requires a radical shift in policy emphasis and system capabilities.

About the presenter

Dr Sara Glover is the Director of Research and Education Policy at the Mitchell Institute and is a highly-regarded policy and research expert in the field of education and early childhood. 

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30 July 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Professor Maureen Ryan
College of Education
9919 4179