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Educating for the 4th Industrial Revolution? : Research Seminar 23 April 2018

APRIL SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR

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11:00AM-11:30PM 23 APRIL 2018
LEVEL 8, NEXUS BUILDING, 10 PULTENEY STREET, SMaRTe ROOM 812, SCHOOL OF EDUACATION

EDUCATING FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? A CRITIQUE OF THE WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATHEW WHITE:
School of Education, The University of Adelaide

Abstract:

How can we prepare teachers to teach in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Systems? What are the implications for pre-service teacher education and educational leadership? Hailed as the Davos of the Middle East, Dubai’s World Government Summit is designed to bring together over 4,000 invited international leaders from academia, business, government, and social enterprise. A particular highlight of this year’s Summit was a Global Artificial Intelligence Forum, and the Global Happiness Policy Report 2018 tabled by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Jan-Emmanuel de Neve, Martine Durand, John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard and Martin Seligman. In this Research Seminar, I will critique the two central themes from the World Government Summit: happiness and wellbeing as central to governance, the impact of artificial intelligence and explore the potential impact on education across students, schools and systems.

Biography:

Mathew White is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Master of Education in the School of Education at The University of Adelaide. His research focuses broadly on character, international education, leadership, and wellbeing education. In particular, he is interested in how leaders establish school cultures to enable positive learning and wellbeing environments. Mathew is a Principal Honorary Fellow in Melbourne Graduate School of Education and an Associate Professor at The University of Melbourne and an Affiliate of the Wellbeing Institute at the University of Cambridge. He has co-edited three books on wellbeing education Future Directions in Wellbeing: Education, Organizations, and Policy, Flourishing in Faith: Theology, Positive Psychology and Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools.  Before joining The University of Adelaide, Mathew held senior leadership positions in schools. Mathew was conferred his PhD in 2004 under the supervision of the late Professor J. J. Smolicz AM, and Dr Margaret J. Secombe. In 2007, he studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principal Center. In 2017, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders presented him with two awards in recognition of his scholarship and leadership, a National Leadership Award, and a South Australian Leadership Medal.

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