Thank you to my colleague, Mark Vodell, Principal of Gilson College, for sending me a link to another video worth viewing and reflecting on. The blurb from the source introduces the participants and the context.
‘In Conversation with Pasi Sahlberg and John Hattie: two of the world’s leading education experts on how Australia can learn from others and improve its educational outcomes.
Pasi Sahlberg is Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) in the Ministry of Education in Finland. He has worked as a teacher, teacher-educator, policy advisor and director, and for the World Bank and European Commission.
Professor John Hattie is director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors which improve student learning.’
While I believe we certainly can learn from the experiences of other countries, I also agree with perspectives taken from a number of presentations at this year’s Australian Council of Educational Leadership (ACEL) Conference held in Brisbane this week: We also have much we can learn from each other in Australia – across sectors, systems and schools. We all have knowledge and understanding of, and experience in the Australian education context and culture,
What is your opinion?