The relevance of traditional schooling for many students in the secondary sector, particularly in the post-compulsory years, is in question. The conference presenters explored a diverse range of ideas but all pointed to accumulating evidence that new ways of thinking and different skills from those that have been traditionally valued in schools are needed.
The presenters put forward some challenging ideas:
- Changing Lanes: Young people making sense of pathways (Karen Vaughan) [pdf file, 46 KB]
- New Knowledges and New Ways of Knowing: Implications and opportunities (Jane Gilbert)
- Building up Young People's Learning Power: Is it possible? Is it desirable? And can we do it? (Guy Claxton)
- Implications for Policy and Practice (Paora Howe)
The Proceedings also include an address from the Minister of Education and responses to the day from the participants.