Education Heresies colloquia 2011-2012 - Colloquium One

15 September 2011

Colloquium One - you don't know what you've got until it's gone: moments in time for public education (pdf, 301kB)

The Education Heresies series features leading education scholars and practitioners, speaking out on how educational research, policy and practice need to be challenged and transformed. Contemporary education is a contested field, influenced by agenda that go beyond quality teaching and learning, community building and equality of access and outcomes. The place of education in the national and international marketplace; the standardisation of education materials and standards in the face of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity; 'choice' in public and private schooling; the institutional taming or liberation of the transformative potential of digital; and online technologies are among the issues traversing and disrupting Australian education. Historically, challenges to the deep grammar of prevailing orthodoxies have been branded 'heretical'. This colloquium series invites leading educators to release their inner heretic. It presents opportunities to debate and challenge the prevailing orthodoxies as they are realised every day in policy, curriculum, pedagogy and research in and out of educational institutions. It is a forum in which we acknowledge that recognising deep disagreement on big issues is a necessary accompaniment to developing productive ways forward.

Professor Geoffrey Sherington
is Emeritus Professor in the history of education at the University of Sydney and is a former dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Over the past 30 years he has written and co-authored 15 books and numerous articles on the history of education.

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