We’re facing an epidemic of disengagement in schools, not just in Australia, but around the world,” says education specialist David Price. “Policy makers won’t acknowledge that the social learning young people do outside school is much more challenging, fun and immediate than in the classroom.”
Speaking at a recent Dusseldorp Open Learning Forum, David pointed to how technology is enabling our personal learning networks to grow faster, wider and more extensive than ever before. Yet schools continue to mimic a 19th century model of education and seal themselves off from the world.
David believes the solution to engaging more young people in education lies in bringing these two worlds together.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of interviews which feature the diversity of people and projects the Forum has engaged with and the impact of the Forum’s work over the past 30 years.
ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.
Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.
November 7, 2019
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.