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AISACT 2017 Colloquium – Leading Improved Student Engagement

The AISACT 2017 Colloquium: Leading Improved Student Engagement was held on the 24th August at the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, and was a resounding success. For the first time the event was open to all education sectors in the ACT and surrounding regions.

The Colloquium showcased leading experts in their fields who provided the 140 attendees with thought provoking and relevant information and ideas to take back to their schools and classrooms.

Attendees began the day hearing from a student forum, where the students shared their thoughts on student engagement and how they engage with their learning. The students set the scene, providing a focus for attendees as to why they were there.

The three keynotes, Claire Madden, Emeritus Professor Patrick Griffin and Jo Dane, provided insights into Generation Z, challenged thinking in regards to assessment and teaching practices, and looked at the way to best to engage students through learning environments.

The workshop presenters challenged and inspired the thinking of attendees further by delving into topics of differentiation, inclusion, supporting student interests, staff wellbeing and putting evidence into action.

The event concluded with a panel of the keynote speakers discussing the key takeouts of the day and expanding on the challenges for schools.

The support of schools, the greater education community, the Association’s main partner NAB Education and the event partners Aon and GIO, ensured the events success. The Association looks forward to welcoming schools to the next AISACT Colloquium.

You are invited to view the keynote and workshop presentations from the event by clicking here.

Comments from the day

‘It was a great day, good speakers, tight timing, and appropriate venue.  Well done!’

‘A most informative, thought provoking, disruptive (to mindset) day. Great keynotes. Thank you.’

‘Thank you for an excellent day that has ignited the ongoing conversation on leading improved student engagement.’

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