The evolving landscape of Australian schooling policy

Australian schooling policy has undergone massive change over the past decade, with major national reforms in curriculum, assessment, teaching standards and funding.

This new era of reform is not only transforming schools, but is also changing relationships between federal, state and territory governments in policy development and enactment.

This Q&A style forum brings together prominent policy makers and field-leading academics, including:

  • Laureate Professor John Hattie, Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Professor Bob Lingard, Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Queensland
  • Robert Randall, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
  • Dr Sue Thomson, Director of the Educational Monitoring and Research Division, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

The panel will explore and debate the evolving landscape of schooling policy, including:

  • The changing role of the federal government
  • New collaborative networks between state and territory governments
  • The impact of new organisations like ACARA and AITSL
  • The influence of global policy actors and organisations, and
  • Ways of improving national policy processes.

The event will be hosted and chaired by Dr Glenn C. Savage, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Education Policy at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

The evening will conclude with discussion over refreshments.