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EduTECH 2020 highlights issues impacting education sector

EduTECH 2020 highlight issues impacting education sector

As the largest education event in the southern hemisphere, EduTECH 2020 brings together the entire lifecycle of education under the one roof and shines a light on some of the important issues affecting the sector.

Based on a mission to work together to lift and lead education in Australasia, EduTECH will place an even greater focus on giving back to the community in 2020, by highlighting and supporting a range of important social issues.

The event will encourage insightful conversation and debate on how we as an education community can work together to reduce the incidence of youth suicide and self-harm, support Indigenous education, support the war on plastic waste, and encourage and boost music in education.

Taking place from 2-3 June at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, the theme for EduTECH 2020 is ‘Disruption, Creativity, Diversity’. Spread across 12,000 square metres, this enormous event includes a free expo featuring over 300 exhibitors which will host seminars, launch new products and offer demonstrations.

EduTECH 2020’s congress will feature six parallel streams: School Leadership, School Teaching, School ICT Management, Design/Build, Tertiary Education and Workplace Learning.

Local and international speakers will take to the stage presenting on the latest research, case studies and innovations. Key focus areas will include improving teaching methods and learning outcomes across all subjects; promoting gender equality, inclusiveness and equity; demonstrating how new technologies such as robotics, VR, AR, drones and 3D printing can be integrated into mainstream learning; and enhancing STEM education.

EduTECH has now announced a series of confirmed speakers for the schools streams. These will include senior fellow at Intel and Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell from the Australian National University; Finnish educator, author and Gonski Institute Professor, Dr Pasi Sahlberg; businessman, philanthropist and author of the Review of Funding for Schooling, known as the Gonski Report, David Gonski; Director of UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education, Adrian Piccoli; Global Teacher Prize recipient Maggie McDonnell; CEO of Alive project, Tamsyn Rosenberg; distinguished educator and consultant Ken Shelton; Physicist Josh Richards; and neuromusical researcher and advocate of music education Anita Collins.

EduTECH 2020 is expected to bring together over 10,000 people from across the entire education and training sector delving into and developing the ideas that will help shape the next decade of education.

EduTECH is co-located with two other expos: EduBUILD, Australia’s largest event for education buildings and infrastructure; and Learn@Work, designed for workplace learning and development, and training for the business and government sectors.

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