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How would you reimagine education so every child has a better future?

In a world that’s changing rapidly we often ask ourselves how we should best prepare the next generation.

Schooling and education practices resemble a mixture of long standing conventions, sometimes new ideas, and often familiar approaches.

Is the current model and approach fit for purpose? What is that purpose? And if not, what should we do better?

How would you reimagine education so every child has a better future?

In asking these questions, we believe that we must not be seduced by the latest fad or app, but rather, we must always focus on the quality of the learning experience.

Join us for an evening where we search for answers with our panel of experts and ask what could the future of education look like?

THE PANEL

The panel will feature:

Professor Eric Mazur is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate experts in the field of Science and the art of teaching it well. His award-winning work in teaching science in an engaging and interactive way, known as “peer instruction”, is recognised worldwide for driving dramatic improvements in students’ learning outcomes.

He has won numerous prestigious accolades for his work and is published widely. Professor Eric Mazur simultaneously holds three Chairs at Harvard: he is the Balkanski Professor of Physics, Applied Physics and the Chair of the Graduate School of Education.

Rob Rees is one of the UK and Australia's leading chefs as well as a social entrepreneur and passionate food campaigner. Rob has actively worked with the corporate sector, governments and charitable organisations on education, public health and consumer issues for many years.

As the Chairman of the Children's Food Trust he worked alongside Jamie Oliver to drive improvements in school food programs. Rob likes to challenge the status quo to improve the nation's well being and economy.

Tim Dodd is The Australian's higher education editor. He has over 25 years experience as a journalist covering a wide variety of areas in public policy, economics, politics and foreign policy, including reporting from the Canberra press gallery and four years based in Jakarta as South East Asia correspondent for The Australian Financial Review. He was named 2014 Higher Education Journalist of the Year by the National Press Club. Tim will be facilitating the discussion for this event.

Joshua Nester is the Education Director at SEEK. He is an enterprising senior executive strong on both strategy and execution forged through significant experience spanning online, education and employment industries internationally, including in Australia, China, South East Asia, Japan and Latin America. Josh has led strategy, M&A, built start-up businesses and today holds direct management and Board responsibilities. Josh has an extensive global network and advises government and non-profit organizations in the field of Education.

Our fifth panel member will be a bright Year 12 student from Wyndham Central College, an AVID school in Melbourne's west. She will bring a student perspective on the current education system and how prepared she feels for her future.

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