Pasi Sahlberg – A series of Gonski Institute Conversations in 2020

| 09 Sep 2019

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Influential writer, practitioner and researcher of education, Pasi Sahlberg presents a series of conversations with national and international thought-leaders sketching the rationale and urgency for reform of the Australian education sector. Following exhaustive research for numerous award-winning publications, Sahlberg concludes that Australia has schools that are up there with the best in the world; but not for all children. We may boast some of the best schools, but we equally tolerate a system that enables some students to experience significant disadvantage.

As part of his work as Professor of Education Policy at the Gonski Institute, Pasi Sahlberg, along with former NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli, wants to initiate a conversation with the Australian community about how this can be addressed. In these conversations, Sahlberg will lead dialogues on international standards, policy and the importance of play for children. These conversations will be directed by audience participation and will actively engage guests in thinking deeper and broader about the current problems of education. Sydney Opera House is proud to be aligned with the Gonski Institute for Education in a new partnership that brings the intellectual heft of Piccoli and Sahlberg to compliment and challenge creativity and learning in schools.

Save the following dates in your diaries:

Wednesday 29 April 2020 - Postponed. New date announced soon
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Postponed. New date announced soon 
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 6:30pm

Venue: Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House