Youth for the
Festival of Education: The Heart of New, Chengu, China, Sept.2014
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
To all authorities, all voices, to the many leaders
Greetings, greetings, greetings to everyone
OUR CHANGING WORLD
• Our world is changing and changing rapidly.
• What must we do to prepare students for living and
working in the 21st century?
• How must our schools and teachers change to meet
these opportunities and challenges?
EDUCATION IS THE POWERHOUSE
• Education is the powerhouse of modern societies
• We need highly-skilled people
• With increasingly sophisticated skills and digital
THE DIGITAL CHALLENGE
• Proud history of education in NZ
• Quality teaching and innovation
• Digital technologies pose challenges and opportunities
NEED FOR DIGITAL LITERACY
We must equip our students with the knowledge,
capabilities and values essential to participate fully and
safely in an increasingly digital world.
NEW SKILLSETS REQUIRED
New skillsets for the knowledge economy…
• Complex problem solving
• Innovation and creativity
• Communication and collaboration
• Designers and creators – not passive consumers
• Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency.
• Creative, critical and metacognitive processes
• Making sense of information, experiences and ideas
USING LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS, TEXTS
• Can interpret and use words, number, images and movement
• Confidently use ICT to access and provide information and to
communicate with others
• Are enterprising, resourceful and reliable
• Establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects
• Know when to lead, when to follow, and when and how to act
RELATING TO OTHERS
• Includes the ability to listen actively
• Recognise different points of view
• Negotiate, and share ideas.
PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING
• Contributing appropriately as a group member
• Making connections with others
• Creating opportunities for others in the group.
• Cross-cultural awareness and global collaborations are essential.
1. High expectations
2. Treaty of Waitangi
3. Cultural diversity
5. Learning to learn
8. Future focus
• How can education prepare students for living in the
• How can schooling change to meet the opportunities
and challenges of the 21st century?
• How can we prepare students to address "future-focused"
• Personalising learning
• Inclusive environments
• Develop learning capacity
• Learner and teacher roles
• Culture of continuous learning
• New kinds of partnerships
• Role of technology in all of this
• Passing on of
• Passing exams