Education in the 21st century: Technology for good or ill?

Presented by Baroness Susan Greenfield, British Scientist, Writer, Broadcaster and Member of the House of Lords.

Baroness Greenfield will discuss how Socrates’ opposition of writing as a complete method for communicating knowledge is often invoked in debates over the value of digital technologies in the classroom. Is this a useful anecdote to the debate? What evidence should inform our planning for educating the current and next generations? What are the features of an education that will prepare our children to flourish and shape society for a positive future?

Baroness Greenfield’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Dr Amy Gullickson, Senior Lecturer, Associate Director Teaching and Learning, Centre for Program Evaluations
Dr Dan Loton, Research Fellow, Centre for Positive Psychology
Dr Olivia Metcalf, Research Fellow Pheonix Australia - Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry
Moderated by
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades, Director,Centre for Positive Psychology.

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