What is education for?

In recent decades Australia has undergone significant social and cultural transformation, amidst intensified globalisation, migration and economic flux. Education is often charged with mediating and responding to such changes for the next generation, preparing them for future participation in society and work. But what exactly should such preparation look like, and on what sort of principles or practices should it be based? In this seminar series presenters will reflect upon, and consider the fundamental question - ‘What is education for?'.