Building sustainable futures through lifelong learning

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1 Ka tōnui te ako, ka toitū ā mua Building sustainable futures through lifelong learning Gisborne Dunedin August 2018

2 Programme Outline Citizens who acquire new knowledge, skills and attitudes in a wide range of contexts are better equipped to adapt to changes in their environments. If we want to achieve these sustainable societies with empowered citizens we need to do more than simply exist we need to thrive! Thrive 2018 will explore the emerging and future competencies required of all citizens to thrive in a complex and constantly changing global society. It will focus on the emergence of learning ecologies, placing learning at the centre of educational and social transformation. The programme overview below provides an insight into how we will use our time over the two days. It includes Keynotes to lift horizons and create a future-focused trajectory for our thinking, Catalyst sessions to inspire and ignite a call to action, and workshop sessions in which we can collectively imagine and design learning-inspired approaches for our own communities and contexts. The event is being held simultaneously in two locations, Gisborne and Dunedin. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate new ways of connecting and building knowledge around how we can create new learning ecologies locally, nationally and globally. Throughout our two days together we aim to provide a learning experience that will focus on analysis and synthesis, identifying areas of convergence and divergence, surfacing insights, drawing out reflections, making connections and, where possible and desirable, building consensus. Thrive optional pre-event programme: Wednesday 15 August 10.00am pm Full-day field trip Wednesday pm pm Afternoon field trip Participants attending a pre-event field trip will witness world-leading innovations developed from home-grown, culturally located solutions. Highlights will include private tours of industryleading businesses, exploring groundbreaking technological applications and innovative educational enterprises. We encourage all Thrive participants to take advantage of the optional pre-event programme involving visits to local sites of interest to learn more about the innovations that are occurring in the Gisborne region in relation to the themes of Thrive pm pm Official Thrive welcome reception and introductory session (Gisborne and Dunedin)

3 Morning Day 1: Thursday 16 August Focus 1. Understanding the context of change, regionally, nationally and globally 2. Fostering the desire to learn addressing the barriers and boundaries 3. Creating opportunities for engaging in learning across all spheres of life 4. Establishing the value of learning as being critical to social change Thursday am am 9.00am am 10.00am am Welcome from local iwi Scene-setting 1. Welcome and orientation to the context 2. Scene-setting Keynote address: Ian Taylor Catalyst session 1 Theme 1: Fostering the desire to learn Four 10-minute presentations, offering unique perspectives on the theme. Designed to stimulate thought and inquiry. Guiding questions 1. What are the change drivers in our modern world? How are things different? 2. What skills, knowledge and competencies are required to equip all citizens for a complex world? 3. How can we foster greater engagement in learning as a way of addressing this? 4. What are the barriers and boundaries that need to be addressed? 5. What works in terms of engaging citizens in lifelong learning and what difference could this make in terms of social participation and social action? 10.40am am 11.15am pm Morning tea Parallel sessions Four Catalyst presenters will each lead a workshop in the parallel sessions below, providing opportunity to engage deeper with the ideas they ve introduced, and working as a group to develop a record of insights, perspectives and actions that can be shared with a wider audience. Workshop 1.1 The future of the workplace Dr Stephanie Pride Workshop 1.2 From an iwi perspective Eru Tarema Workshop 1.3 Social politics Dorothy Adams Workshop 1.4 The future for our children TBC (Dunedin)

4 Afternoon Day 1: Thursday 16 August 12.15pm pm Lunch Thursday pm pm Catalyst session 2 Theme 2: Creating the opportunities to learn Four 10-minute presentations, offering unique perspectives on the theme. Designed to stimulate thought and inquiry. Guiding questions 1. How equipped are traditional learning institutions to meet the demand from a diverse population of learners, including both formal and informal learning needs? 2. What are the new ways for people to engage in learning that is relevant, timely and suited to their needs? 3. What opportunities exist for the provision of learning that involves input from multiple agencies or partners? 4. How could this fulfil the notion of it takes a village to raise a child? 1.45pm pm Parallel sessions Four Catalyst presenters will each lead a workshop in the parallel sessions below, providing opportunity to engage deeper with the ideas they ve introduced, and working as a group to develop a record of insights, perspectives and actions that can be shared with a wider audience. Workshop 2.1 Library learning Sally Edwards & Elizabeth Jones Workshop 2.2 Māori entrepreneurs Shay Wright Workshop 2.3 Environmental impact Iggy Menzies Workshop 2.4 Innov8HQ Heidi Renata (Dunedin) 2.45pm pm 3.15pm pm Afternoon tea Plenary 1. Dr Stephanie Pride: synthesis/feedback from sessions emerging insights or points of convergence/ divergence 2. Close of Day 1 and setting the stage for Day pm pm After 5 An optional cocktail function, designed for local businesses and leaders. Gisborne: The Dome Cinema, corner of Childers Road and Customhouse Street. Dunedin: Innov8HQ, Floor 1, 123 Vogel Street.

5 Morning Day 2 : Friday 17 August Focus 1. Creating the value proposition 2. Understanding the importance of the network/ecology 3. Turning ideas into action 4. Learning to Thrive! Friday am am 8.45am am 9.45am am Breakfast event An optional breakfast event bringing together the local schools, educators and principals, created to give back to the local community (Gisborne only). Scene-setting 1. Welcome and review of Day 1 2. Scene-setting Keynote address: Valerie Hannon Catalyst session 3 Theme 3: Establishing the value of learning Four 10-minute presentations, offering unique perspectives on the theme. Designed to stimulate thought and inquiry. Guiding questions 1. How will we know we re achieving what we set out to do? What measures should we use? 2. How might we assess, report on or certify the learning taking place in these new ways and new environments? 3. How do we establish a learning focus as a priority in the way all agencies and organisations work together? 4. How do we ensure we re catering for all citizens along the continuum of lifelong learning? 10.30am am 11.00am pm Morning tea Parallel sessions Four Catalyst presenters will each lead a workshop in the parallel sessions below, providing opportunity to engage deeper with the ideas they ve introduced, and working as a group to develop a record of insights, perspectives and actions that can be shared with a wider audience. Workshop 3.1 Case studies Valerie Hannon Workshop 3.2 Building communities Matt Reid Workshop 3.3 Large cities Peter Kearns & Helen Mitchell Workshop 3.4 Cultural values Megan Potiki (Dunedin)

6 Afternoon Day 2 : Friday 17 August 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm Friday Lunch Plenary Final Keynote inspiration for the future: Dr Lance O Sullivan Panel session A facilitated panel session featuring four of our Keynote or Catalyst speakers. Each will share their thoughts on the themes of the two days and reflections on what they ve heard and seen. Opportunities for questions to be posed from the floor. 3.00pm 3.20pm 17 ST AU G U Close of event 1. Derek Wenmoth: joining the dots action steps for the future 2. Thank yous and farewells