The University of Newcastle, Australia, is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'.

New Professors Talk - John Fischetti

Start Date Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 06:15 pm
End Date Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 07:45 pm
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The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'. This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

Please join us to welcome Professor John Fischetti as he presents the next talk, 'SCHOOLS FOR THE 22ND CENTURY - Reframing education for global collaboration and innovation'. 

New and dynamic technologies allow us to deliver online content anytime, anywhere. How should schooling be reframed to equip students with the skillsets needed to succeed in the 22nd Century? 

Professor John Fischetti, recently appointed Head of the School of Education, argues that many schools have become testing centres rather than learning centres, and school buildings function only as places where young people watch adults work. Rather, the purpose of schools should be to prepare learners to be successful in the age of global collaboration and innovation. 

Professor Fischetti's career spans more than three decades and includes an exceptional background in school reform, educational leadership and professional development. His most recent position was Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University.

RSVP now and secure your seat here.

Location Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Contact external.relations@newcastle.edu.au
RSVP Monday. 23 June 2014