11—12 August 2016 – The Arts Centre, Melbourne

ADC Forum in partnership with the Departments of Education and Training, of Victoria, New South Wales and Australia created the ADC Education Summit 2016 to develop Australia’s policy response to the global disruptions taking place in the education sector.

ADC Forum is leading a multi-year initiative to protect and maintain Australia’s position as a leading player in the global education economy. The initiative is supported by a series of Expert Working Groups on key themes related to the future of education. These groups draw together the best minds from universities, TAFEs, and business to report on their work in the Summit on 12 August.

Professor Fernando Reimers – Global Citizens

Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Fernando Reimers of Harvard University presents to the ADC Education Summit 2016:


Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Dinner and Summit Program*

 Thursday 11 August
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne
6:30 – 9:30pm
Gala Opening Dinner with the Education Initiative Advisory Council
 Friday 12 August
The Arts Centre, Melbourne
REGISTRATION OPENS 8AM
8:30 – 8:40am
Session 1: Opening
8:40 – 8:50am
Session 2: Welcome to the Education State
8:50am – 9:25am
Session 3: Transforming education to deliver national prosperity
9:25 – 10:35am
Session 4: Leading case studies from around the globe
MORNING TEA
11:00 – 11:40am
Session 5: Human potential – reaching for the stars
11:40 – 12:30pm
Session 6: Ed tech – transformation or bubble?
12:30 – 12:50pm
Session 7: Ideas for transformation
12:50 – 2:30pm
Session 8: Sharpening new and old solutions

Working Lunches:
Five concurrent lunch workshops, led by Working Group members, to encourage group discussion of the key issues presented at the previous session.

Human Performance
Sector Integration
Innovation
Education as an Economic Driver
Credentials, Incentives and Recruitment
2:30 – 3:20pm
Session 10: Rethinking institutions
3:20 – 3:30pm
Session 11: Video: Economic development and equity
3:30 – 4:45pm
Session 12: Challenges for Systemic Change in Education
4:45 – 5:25pm
Session 13: Education for the future: An integrated action agenda
5:25 – 5:30pm
Closing comments
5:30 – 6:15pm
Drinks and networking
*Program may undergo changes between publication and the event.

International Case Studies

Commissioned for the ADC Education Summit, these selected case studies will be presented for discussion across the successes, challenges, and learnings of international educational and vocational systems. To focus Australia’s efforts on adapting to changing economic and social needs, as well as covering the use of updated technology platforms and the knowledge and opportunities for improving educational outcomes.

Working Groups

Output from the Working Groups and Summit will also contribute to building an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. It will do this through, inter alia, focusing expertise on issues including:
  • How education can better prepare Australians for the knowledge economy, to seize new opportunities in emerging STEM-related fields of employment, and to succeed as innovators and entrepreneurs
  • How Australia can deliver and recognise educational achievement in ways that are not bound by traditional models, to overcome disadvantages of opportunity and unlock more human potential, including by engagement of alternative and community education providers
  • How to improve education sector performance through creation of better intra- and cross-sectoral linkages, including improving the contribution of the sector to excellence in research and innovation, and commercialisation of research output
  • How to drive transformation of education institutions and educators to improve performance and support the new approaches that will be needed to succeed in the knowledge economy
Read the Working Groups Terms of Reference generally and for each group:
Dr Sara Glover,
Director,
Mitchell Institute
  • Psychology, pedagogy, learning theory and technology
  • Education beyond schools and outside formal institutions
  • Roles and cultures of teachers, learners, and leaders
Human Performance Terms of Reference
Frank Wyatt,
Managing Director,
Enterprising Partnerships
  • Innovation in education delivery
  • Innovation skills and culture
Innovation Working Group Terms of Reference
Prof Sally Kift, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic),
James Cook University
Peter Evans-Greenwood, Fellow,
Centre for the Edge, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Assessment and qualifications frameworks
  • Market incentives
  • Pricing and market incentives
Credentials, Incentives, and Recruitment Terms of Reference
Belinda Robinson,
Chief Executive,
Universities Australia
  • Education as an economic input
  • International/borderless education
  • Economic contribution of campuses/precincts
Education as an Economic Driver Terms of Reference
Megan Lilly,
Head of Workforce Development,
Australian Industry Group
  • Education-Business linkages
  • Education life cycle and sector collaboration
  • Collaboration, innovation, and commercialisation
Sector Integration Terms of Reference

The ADC Education Summit gathered together a broad cross-sectoral audience of participants from academia, business, government, and
community stakeholders, and presented findings from expert working groups considering key education policy issues.

 

Host Partner

Partners

DEWR3A
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Supporters

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and PwC

Who attended?

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
LEADING ACADEMICS
POLICY EXPERTS
UNIVERSITY & OTHER TERTIARY EDUCATION PROVIDERS
EDUCATION SERVICES AND MATERIALS BUSINESSES
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
CORPORATE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
EDUCATION INVESTORS