uLearn18’s conference strands reflect current areas of challenge and change in our education system, and they provide a framework for the keynote speakers and other presenters to tailor their messages.
This strand focuses on the shift from content to capabilities in the way we think about curriculum and delivery at both the national and local level. This strand takes into account the introduction of learner-centred approaches, with increased levels of learner agency, student voice and inquiry as a base disposition. An emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches is also important here.
This strand focuses its attention on the fact that schools must increasingly see themselves as a part of their community, and collaborate with parents and whānau, other schools, agencies and organisations, that are also working with the young people in their care.
This strand is dedicated to all things relating to change in education. It focuses on the implications for schools of life in an exponentially changing world. Key questions that you or your school may be asking are: what are the areas of knowledge, skills and dispositions our young people will require to thrive in their future? What changes do I or my staff need to learn, and what does leadership in our schools and education system look like.