Āheinga | Capability
Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua
How many of our people have had control over their own personal and cultural narratives as Māori and as Māori learners as they have travelled along their educational pathways? How many of us have successfully been able to influence the views of those around us with regards to the value of our language and culture and our ability to achieve educational success as Māori? As educators and educational leaders, what tools have we had at our disposal to grow the capability of our sector to support the development of positive dispositions of the Māori learner?
Hana O’Regan (Kāti Rakiāmoa, Kāti Ruahikihiki, Kāi Tūāhuriri, Kāti Waewae) is the General Manager of Oranga/Wellbeing for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Hana’s career has been largely focused on the areas of Māori language revitalisation and Māori educational achievement whilst also being an active advocate and driver for her own tribal language revitalisation strategy within Kāi Tahu.
Hapori | Community
If you don’t lead with small data, you’ll be led by Big Data
Learning analytics, algorithms and big data are knocking on the doors of many schools promising fast improvements and new solutions to wicked problems facing schools today. In the midst of datafication educators need to remember the power of small data: tiny clues through personal observations, collective human judgment, and raw instinct that can lead to big change in schools. Leading with small data requires collaboration, trust and professionalism as key features of educational change.
Prof Pasi Sahlberg has recently been appointed a professor of educational policy in the School of Education, UNSW, and will be working closely with Prof Adrian Piccoli setting up the new Gonski Institute for Education. Pasi has worked as a school teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education systems, analysed education policies, and advised education reforms around the world.
Hurihanga | Change
Preparing the next generation for the algorithmic age
We live in an age of wonder - cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. Automation, algorithms and AI will transform every facet of daily life, but will the next generation be prepared for the radical redesign of the workforce and the skills that will be needed to survive? While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence begs a more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century?
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s best-selling book FUTURETAINMENT, was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. His new book is the Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.