TeachLab Seminar Series: 23 August 2022. What future teaching and schooling?
Professor Barnett Berry, Research Professor, University of South Carolina
What future teaching and schooling? Following the trends and exciting ideas to map what the future holds for those who teach and lead our schools.
The only constant in our modern world is constant change. But there’s another constant and that is the positioning of the local school. While many of societies' traditional institutions have faded away or struggle for relevance, the school and the work of teachers remain key in how we define childhood and the aspirations of a generation. This is not to say it's an easy position to be in. In fact, working in schools today is a highly complex and sophisticated occupation. Not to mention stressful and full of accountabilities. So, If the world is in a constant process of change with conflicting agendas and ideological positions, what might this mean for our schools moving into the future? In this exciting conversation seminar, Professor Berry draws on his many published works to paint a picture of what the future holds for those who teach and what it means for how our schools need to be organised.
Professor Barnett Berry is a research professor at the University of South Carolina and Senior Director for Policy & Innovation in the College of Education. He advises Governments on education policy in the USA, and is a world renown thinker, formulating fresh ideas and defining practices for teaching into the future. He is the authors of internationally acclaimed books entitled TEACHING 2030 and Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave. He is currently conducting research in consideration of creating a system of leading teachers for whole child education and community schooling.
Video recording of this seminar