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IEA Conference 2019

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JOIN the global debate that is defining educational success in the 21st century.

HEAR from international experts as they challenge you on reconceptualising student achievement through the integration of the General Capabilities in curriculum and assessment.

DISCUSS the reframing of concepts such as validity, rigour and equity, and explore ways to recognise and evidence the General Capabilities that will transform the way we prepare students for the future.

Monday 1 April 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre


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

Andreas Schleicher

Visiting Director of Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He initiated the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), overseeing this and other instruments, used by researchers and educators across the world, to innovate and transform educational policies and practices.

The aim of the OECD’s 2030 project is to support educators around the world to find answers to the critical questions of what knowledge, skills, attitudes and values today's students need to thrive and shape their world and how instructional systems can develop these effectively. In his presentation Andreas Schleicher will discuss the implications for Australian educators and share the OECD Education 2030 Learning Framework.


A/Professor Sandra Milligan

Assessment Research Centre, University of Melbourne

Sandra is the Director of the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, leading a research team to improve assessment, reporting and credentialing through an integrated program of research, development and teaching. She focuses on hard-to-access learning, with her most recent research examining opportunities to use ‘big data’ to support assessment of higher-order learning skills.

As educators consider how to recognise student attainments in general capabilities, A/Professor Sandra Milligan will explore how assessment can be managed in an organisation, and how it can be reported or certificated so that stakeholders trust and value the results.


Professor Martin Westwell

Chief Executive, SACE Board of SA

Martin is the Chief Executive of the SACE Board of South Australia. Building on his research career at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Martin has worked extensively with global education systems and organisations to inform policy, practice and innovation. In 2018 he was awarded the Australian Council of Educational Leaders’ Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to the study and practice of educational administration and leadership.

Teachers are dedicated to the success of their students.  As the nature of success develops over time it creates new challenges and opportunities for educators.  In the new learning ecosystem how do we as educators reconceptualise student success to meet the needs and expectations of students, employers and society? 

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