In Focus: Executive Dean Presents
In Focus: Executive Dean Presents is a new series of major debates focused on the big issues for arts and education and how they will shape the future of Australia. The series will draw on ACU’s expertise in education and arts, providing thought-provoking debate on critical issues.
In short, this series of debates provides the opportunity to reflect on Australia’s education and arts landscape, responding to the short and long-term challenges that confront them.
Drawing together leading thinkers and decision makers to tackle current and emerging issues for education and arts in Australia, speakers will be drawn from a variety of backgrounds and a wide range of fields.
All events are free, will be held on campus, and live streamed.
Find out more about the Faculty of Education and Arts here.
Watch the livestream or previous recorded sessions here
The Inaugural Event: Crisis in Our Schools
The number of teachers available to shape the learning of our children is at an all-time low. The pandemic has not only changed our idea of education but rendered the teaching profession no longer sustainable. Australia’s communities are desperate for more teachers. What incentives and support are there for future educators? How are teachers dealing with the demands of the rapidly changing education landscape? How can we equip future teachers with the tools to ensure they feel capable of leading and teaching within inclusive and diverse schools?
Our panel of speakers will foster robust discussion around the current and future challenges in the education sector, involving a range of ethical viewpoints, values and perspectives. While it is important for Australian universities to cultivate expertise, it is even more important to make it available to engage with the most important and pressing issues for Australia’s future.
Find out more here