On the 19th of July the State Library of Victoria played host to the TEDx Melbourne event on Educational Leadership. The event explored the importance of collaboration in education and the way communication technology is changing the way we teach and learn. You can now watch the talks delivered on the night by Will Richardson and Toorak College’s Jenny Luca.
In his talk Will Richardson explores the definition of learning and advocates for the importance of educators being involved in the conversation about assessment. Will also explains the changing role of the educator as a learner and a facilitator of learning, rather than the traditional pattern of teachers as content experts. You can read more of Will’s thought on his blog.
Many of you may be familiar with Jenny’s work through the Lucacept blog. In her talk Jenny touches on the value of the networked teacher and the opportunities afforded by new technologies in creating meaningful learning.
Congratulations to the organisers of the evening and to the presenters involved. You can find out more about this and other events at the TEDx Melbourne site.