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Future-focused Education - understanding the trends | Wellington
Future-focused Education - understanding the trends | Wellington
Created by Tessa Gray
Friday, 16 June 2017
7:15 am to 12:15 pm


Friday 16 June 2017

Breakfast and seminar: 7.15am — 8.30am
Workshop: 9.15am — 12.15pm

Breakfast seminar: $50 + GST per person
Breakfast seminar and workshop: $150 + GST per person


What are some of the things that are likely to have a significant impact on how we live and learn into the future? What should we be taking notice of and how might we need to respond? This presentation will explore how current trends can help us understand the need and opportunity to create future-focused responses in the way we organise and deliver learning to our students.

This CORE breakfast seminar will

  • Explore some of the trends that are shaping how we will live and learn in the future
  • Relate these understandings to the future-focused themes in the New Zealand Curriculum
  • Inspire you to create deeper learning experiences for your students to ensure they are adequately prepared to live and work in their future
  • Consider related issues of ethics, equity, safety and citizenship

In the workshop we will

This workshop will involve a deeper exploration of some of the trends and an exploration of the possible futures they present. The issues of ethics, equity, safety and citizenship will be explored further in an interactive manner. We will then apply these understandings to design richer, deeper learning experiences for students at all levels of our system.

Who will this session be of interest to?

This session will be of interest to anyone with an interest in understanding the influences helping shape the future for our students.


Derek Wenmoth is regarded as one of NZ education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and works extensively with schools and clusters as they seek to prepare students for their future. He also consults with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of NZ educational policy and practice.

He is regularly invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally, and maintains a blog on matters relating to e-learning and other aspects of interest to educators;

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