2019 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture: Presented by Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Join us on Wednesday, October 23 for the 2019 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture. This is a professional development opportunity and a chance to hear first-hand from Gonski institute Professor Pasi Sahlberg.

In his presentation, Professor Pasi Sahlberg explains the most common tensions in current efforts to transform education for the future and then offer possible required shifts in our thinking about the kinds of schools that we need for sustainable, peaceful and fair future for all of us.

Pasi Sahlberg is Professor of education policy, and Research Director at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales Sydney. He is a Finnish educator, scholar and author who has worked as a mathematics and science teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland. He has studied education systems and advised education systems’ curriculum reforms around the world and was one of the architects of the Finnish national curriculum reform in the 1990s. He has held various leadership positions at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Professor Kevin Marjoribanks (1938 - 2006) was appointed a Professor of Education at The University of Adelaide in 1974, served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1987 to 1993, and retired as Dean of the School of Education in 2006. His life-long research focused on the analysis of inequalities in education. He was visiting scholar to universities such as the University of Oxford, Stanford University and Harvard University. Foundation Editor of the Oxford Review of Education and Australian Journal of Education.

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