Four inspirational and disruptive keynote speakers help us reimagine tomorrow at uLearn20.
Janelle’s career has been dedicated to improving teaching and learning programmes to enhance success for all Māori children, knowing that what works for them will also work for other students. She has considerable teaching and leadership experience in both English-medium and bilingual education settings and a deep understanding of the ways teaching and learning programmes can be enhanced with the integration of IT. A valued Relationship Manager at CORE Education, Janelle’s expertise is wide and varied, including; cultural capability, change leadership, evaluative capability, and stakeholder and community engagement for both English and Māori mediums.
Lucy Hone is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience, a research associate at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), a published academic researcher and best-selling author. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in wellbeing science/public health from AUT.
She is the conference convenor of Wellbeing in Education, he akonga aumangea, he akonga tu maia, and Aotearoa’s only representative of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN).
Her research has been published in a number of psychology and wellbeing journals within Aotearoa and worldwide. The loss of her 12 year old daughter, Abi, in a tragic road accident in 2014, resulted in the best-selling non-fiction title Resilient Grieving (Allen & Unwin, 2016).
Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. A sociologist, his research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.
He is the author, co-author and editor of 13 books, most recently The Crisis of Conneciton with Niobe Way, Carol Gilliagan and Aisha Ali (NYU Press) and Race, Equity and Education: Teh Pursuit of Equality in Education 60 years after Brown (Springer Press). Pedro has also publised over 250 research articles, book chapters, research reports and editorials.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor at New York University, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkley.
Pedro has received a number of significant recognitions including seven honourary doctorates and awards for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.
Professor Peter O’Connor is the Director of the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland.
Peter’s work centres on the idea that the arts train the imagination. Imagining a better world is the first step in transforming it.
Peter’s father told him that a successful life was determined by how much you give, rather than how much you get. He argues that how young people might commit to imagining themselves as actors on and for the world, how they might be servants to others, rather than passive spectators, is vital for the preservation of the planet.