The focus of his work is primarily about finding innovative ways to engage learners through more democratic and more relevant forms of education.
|CEE Biennial Conference 2019
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Thursday 15 August & Friday 16 August 2019
Holly Ransom - Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow
Thursday 2 August 2018
Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow
Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent
Dr Simon Breakspear - Teacher Learning
Thursday 10 May 2018
Dr Simon Breakspear, Founder and Executive Director of Agile School
Greg Whitby AM - New Model of Schooling
Tuesday 20 February 2018
New Model of Schooling
Greg Whitby AM, KSG Executive Director of Schools
Enterprising Minds Conference #CEE2017 - Videos now online
10 & 11 August 2017
The CEE Conference was a wonderful day of professional learning and networking opportunity for educators around the globe. The conference brought together delegates and speakers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. In all, the conference attracted over 160 delegates. The conference challenged delegates to re-imagine schooling, in a way that best addresses and prepares our students to successfully navigate and flourish in the world they live in today and they inhabit in the future. Part conference, part think tank, the CEE event provided a platform for attendees to engage in meaningful discussions regarding the evolution of work and the necessity to re-frame the experience of education to complement the changing landscapes that await school leavers.
The conference attracted an incredibly high calibre of speakers from both industry and the education sector. Jan Owen AM, the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab, was the convenor and she expertly tied the contributions of speakers and panel members to the research currently being undertaken by FYA. Jan was joined by keynote speakers, among them Jacqui Savage: Founder and Director MedCorp Technologies, Professor Richard Elmore: Harvard Graduate School of Education and Mr Ross Dawson: Futurist.
The feedback below is representative of the beneficial nature of the conference to all delegates who attended:
“The work of @MGGS_CEE is the most exciting I’ve seen in Aus. This conference has been fundamental in shifting ideas.”
“Very positive experience and pleased to have the opportunity to hear such well informed and well researched speakers.”
CEE continue to be very proud of our role in leading the conversation on the future of Schooling and the future of our young people beyond their schooling experience. We are delighted that the CEE Conference has created a platform for like-minded schools and educators and look forward to it continuing to grow in significance.
Please enjoy the photo gallery and twitter transcript below.
Day One – Part One
Day One – Part Two
Day Two – Part One
Day Two – Part Two
Day Two – Part Three
Download the full program below
Director's Lecture Series 2017 # 1 - David Price, OBE
28 February 2017
How We’ll Live, Learn and Work in the Future
To view David’s resources, visit http://engagedlearning.co.uk/
Director's Lecture Series 2016 # 4 - Dan Haesler
17 August 2016
Educator Session – Teaching Kids to Stretch: The power of a Growth Mindset
Too many people believe they don’t need to learn, or that they can’t learn. Professor Carol Dweck contends that this is due to individuals developing a Fixed Mindset with regard to their capabilities. Dweck argues that learning is stunted and many social issues can arise by having a Fixed Mindset. She says in order to us to flourish, we need a Growth Mindset – a disposition that embraces challenge, seeks out feedback and values effort as the pathway to mastery. Dan’s presentations tackle issues like:
- Could a Growth Mindset be the key to unlocking our potential?
- What are some of the self-sabotaging behaviours that come about as a result of a Fixed Mindset?
- What are some of the cultural forces within our organisations and communities that can impact mindset?
- How can you develop a Growth Mindset?
Parent Session – Future Proofing Our Kids
As parents we want what’s best for our children. But what if our best intentions could actually be undermining their potential to succeed in an ever-changing economy, workplace and society? What if our attempts to boost our kids’ self esteem were actually having the opposite effect? In this talk, Dan Haesler will share with you some compelling research that suggests we should rethink our attitudes towards success, failure, self esteem and how we talk to our kids.
Director's Lecture Series 2016 # 3 - Professor Yong Zhao
Professor Yong Zhao – Cultivating Global Competencies
1 June 2016
Endorsed by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), the Centre for Educational Enterprise presented international scholar, author and speaker, Professor Yong Zhao and will present at two sessions, one educator session and one parent session. He will speak on educational issues, particularly on issues related to globalization and education, creativity, global competitiveness, educational reforms, and educational technology. His main messages were:
- Education should focus on developing children’s strengths, not ‘fixing their deficiencies.’
- Education is much more than the addition of instruction of course content, especially in a number of limited subjects.
- National standards/standardisation have serious negative consequences.
- What makes a nation, a community strong is diversity of talents and creative citizens.
- To succeed in the globalized world, we need to cultivate global competences.
To view Zhao’s presentation content, visit http://zhaolearning.com
Director's Lecture Series 2016 # 2 - Julie Lythcott-Haims
Julie Lythcott-Haims – How To Raise An Adult
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
24 May 2016
Endorsed by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), the Centre for Educational Enterprise presented American author, former Stanford University Dean, Graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law, Julie Lythcott-Haims. She spoke on on the harms of helicopter parenting. Her main messages were:
- The importance of resilience
- An alternative way of parenting
- Strategies to prepare children for success
Julie’s presentation was followed by a Q&A Session facilitated by Margie Warrell and panellists, Paul Roos, Denice Scala, and Margot Franklin-Hensler.
Click Here to listen to the radio interview with ABC Life Matters reporter Cassie McCullagh – Tuesday 24 May 2016
Click Here to view the interview with presenter Ros Childs from the ABC 24’s lunchtime news – Thursday 26 May 2016
Director's Lecture Series 2016 # 1 - Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver – Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It
24 February 2016
CEE was delighted to host the first of our Director’s Lecture Series with, Richard Gerver. Described as one of the most inspirational thought-leaders of his generation, Richard delivered an insightful address on Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It.
Attended by over 100 delegates from our community, local schools and universities, the lecture was received with much enthusiasm giving our audience much to reflect on. Gerver’s contention is that, given there is not one education system or syllabus which will work for all our students, educators have the responsibility to continually review their practices and “re-professionalise” their profession.
“Effecting this change isn’t about working harder, it’s about working differently.”
Reflecting on the significant movement underway by global companies such as PWC and Apple to not require their staff to have tertiary qualifications, Gerver stated that a university degree is no longer the only measure for success. “Technical skills can be taught, soft skills – the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonalskills, managing people, and leadership – are scarce skills.” Gerver particularly emphasised curiosity as a key attribute of successful people.
Richard’s address certainly reinforced the journey we have embarked on as a community. Let’s trust our girls, allow them to take risks, and become effective self-managers. Our focus on developing enterprising mindsets for girls and teachers is a trailblazing approach to contemporary educational practice, and emphasises our commitment to design teaching and learning environments and experiences that meet the needs of our girls for the world they will have to navigate and thrive within.
‘Just a quick email to voice a huge ‘thank you’ for the Richard Gerver session last night. He’s a fantastic orator with real insights to share. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and really appreciate all the work that must have gone into securing him for a presentation.’
Cleo Westhorpe, Teacher
‘Wow – I just loved the first lecture series last night – he was excellent and so inspiring! I have ordered his book – change – online! What a great start to the series – I can’t wait for the others.’
Rebecca Glenton, Teacher
Women's Entrepreneurship Day
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)
19 November 2015
In 2014, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), a Non-Governmental Organisation, was launched to annually commemorate, one day, to celebrate, support, and empower women entrepreneurs world-wide. WED accomplishes this with its Student and Worldwide Ambassador program, educating both men and women about the importance of supporting women and women-owned businesses and causes.
In November 2014 Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri, founders and Directors of Teenage Expo, became Australia’s official Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Ambassadors for the United Nations. With great honor they accepted this role and to celebrate they took eleven of Australia’s Top Female entrepreneurs to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge as a symbol of the hurdles a female entrepreneur has to climb. They interviewed each female on top of the bridge to discuss the challenges they have faced in their careers.
On Thursday November 19, 2015, CEE will host WED an event simultaneously celebrated in 152 other countries, where a selected panel of women will present their success stories. This event will be professionally filmed with the footage submitted at the United Nations as part of a worldwide event on Wednesday December 2, 2015, to identify and support women-owned or women-led businesses that help empower women and girls globally.
Professor Guy Claxton visits CEE
Professor Guy Claxton – Helping Our Children Become Better Learners Both In and Out of School
28 October 2015
Professor Yong Zhao visits CEE
Professor Yong Zhao – Cultivating Diverse, Creative and Entrepreneurial Talents
May 25 and 27, 2015
Professor Yong Zhao, an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker delivers presentation to educators and parents.
To view Zhao’s presentation content, visit http://zhaolearning.com
2015 Young Women for Enterprise and Innovation Conference
All participants of the MGGS Middle Years Science and Enterprise Tour will not only attend this conference but they will have the opportunity to contribute to all elements of the execution of this conference.
For students it’s a wonderful opportunity to practise teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Delegates and presenters will join us from a variety of organisations to help us to understand the current career pathways and opportunities that exist in the areas of science and enterprise and to help our students see the ways in which they can engage in scientific and entrepreneurial endeavours as they journey through the Senior Years and life beyond school.
Future Fusion Inaugural Conference - videos available
Future Fusion – The Confluence of Education & Health Conference
NAB, Melbourne, Australia
March 20, 2015
Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle – Video
Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle – Presentation
Keynote Speaker Suzie Boss – Video
Keynote Speaker Suzie Boss – Presentation
Panel 1: International Education Leaders – Video
Panel 2: World Health Leaders – Video