Season 2 Episode 7: Australian schooling and teaching 21st century skills

Emeritus Professor Barry McGaw has spent a lifetime advocating for greater equity in Australia schooling. In this interview with Kerry Elliott he considers recent funding policy failures and regrets the way Australian schooling has become so segmented and stratified. The founding chair of ACARA, Barry McGaw also makes some important distinctions about the teaching of 21st century skills, emphasising the continuing importance of disciplinary knowledge. A compelling interview with one of Australia’s top educators.

Interview by Dr Kerry Elliott
Guest speaker: Emeritus Professor Barry McGaw

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