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ACSA Webinars
Term 2

Alan Reid, Professor Emeritus, University of South Australia

Towards a new approach to curriculum change

Wednesday 28 April 2021 7-8pm AEST

Alan Reid

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This talk will canvass a number of the issues addressed in Alan Reid's latest book: Changing Australian Education (Routledge, 2020).  In particular, Alan will make the argument that education policy in the past 30-40 years has had a number of damaging effects on Australian education; and that there is a need for a radical change in its direction. He will make some suggestions for an alternative education narrative that is better suited to meet the challenges of the contemporary world.

A key part of this new education narrative is a different approach to curriculum change. It will be argued that approaches used in the past are not capable of keeping pace with the speed of societal change. A new model is proposed and then demonstrated in action through a case study of the fourth industrial revolution. The talk will conclude with an exploration of some of the key curriculum issues that are suggested by the approach.

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