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IEA Conference 2018

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To fully prepare our students for the rapidly changing world educators must ensure students are active participants in their learning.

The conference brings together local, national and international experts to:

  • examine the significant impact these can have on student outcomes
  • support teachers to foster these qualities in the classroom
  • explore student agency and self-regulated learning

When: 18 June 2018
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Acknowledging the need to ensure that students are active participants in their learning, the Conference is suitable for educators of all experience levels and disciplines from primary and secondary schools.

Featuring a dynamic line-up of presenters, this year's conference brings together current research and school experience to inform practice and enhance understanding.


Professor Guy Claxton

Visiting Professor of Education, King’s College London

Guy is a cognitive scientist and the UK's leading expert on practical ways of developing young people's learning and creative capacities. His latest book, The Learning Power Approach: Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves, helps teachers understand how ‘every lesson, every day’ shapes the way students see themselves as learners.

To thrive in the twenty-first century you have to have learnt how to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self-disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive. Building Learning Power is for anyone who wants to know how to get better results and contribute to the development of real-life, lifelong learners – both at once.


Dr Susan-Marie Harding

Research Fellow for the Assessment Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

Susan works at the Assessment Research Centre (ARC) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) to address key assessment research and policy questions at national and international levels. She is currently the Research Manager of the Linkage project 'Realising the Potential of Australia's High Capacity Students'. Susan has extensive experience in teaching secondary and tertiary students.

Students who are able to regulate their own learning can modify and monitor their behaviour using metacognition, motivation, self-awareness, and self-efficacy to reach a desired learning outcome. The evidence strongly supports the notion that students should be explicitly taught how to regulate their own learning so that they have the capacity to become lifelong learners at school and into adulthood.


Louka Parry

Director of Programs, Education Changemakers

Louka is the Director of Programs at Education Changemakers and is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging education thinkers and doers, with a track record of leading dramatic improvements in challenging school settings. His passion and expertise lies in activating the potential of others to lead better lives by seizing opportunities for learning and growth.

Education is the key lever for positive transformation. When we align powerful learning ideas with our passions, we can create environments that enable student agency and self-regulation to flourish, helping young people to thrive in our rapidly shifting world