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Technology and the future of teachers seminar

While the prospect of robots replacing teachers is a long way off, the impact of technology is fundamentally changing the profession.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and individually tailored educational software are already transforming the way we teach and the way students learn.

With their ascendancy comes a shift in the role of teachers, as they move from delivering content to instilling critical thinking and other higher-order skills to prepare students for the jobs of the future. Behaviour management, too, is becoming increasingly central to teachers’ day-to-day work.

Join us to explore these ideas and the impact they will – and perhaps are already having – on you.

The seminar will be held in a purpose-designed venue at News Corp Australia’s head office in Surry Hills, Sydney.

DATE: 31 October 2018

TIME: 9.00am to 4.00pm



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Rose Pennington, primary school teacher, PhD student and lecturer in wellbeing at the Australian Catholic University

Our students can google answers to questions (thus rendering content-based instruction somewhat redundant), but do they know what to do with it? Rose’s presentation will focus on the promotion of critical and creative thinking in the technology classroom. In it she will discuss practical approaches to encourage responsible decision making and thought processes in the 21st century classroom.


Dr Rebecca Collie, Scientia fellow and senior lecturer in educational psychology, School of Education, University of New South Wales

Increasing attention is being paid to the importance of 21st century skills for learners given the technological advances that are changing the face of work. Among these, social and emotional skills have been highlighted as particularly important in the face of growing work automation. Dr Collie will introduce salient social and emotional skills, highlight their relevance to the future of work, and discuss the increasingly central role that teachers will play in teaching these skills. Strategies for promoting these skills among students will also be discussed.

With more speakers to be announced soon

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