GELP New Zealand 2015

GELP New Zealand was held in Auckland in November 2015 and focused on three themes: 

  • what is learning for
  • the shared responsibility for learning and 
  • innovative learning environments.

Download the report on proceedings

For easy reference workshop presentations are listed below​, by theme,​ and accompanied by supporting materials​:​


Introduction to GELP and to New Zealand

Hon Hekia Parata New Zealand Minister of Education


Transforming education for the 21st century


Valerie Hannon, Director, Innovation Unit

The GELP journey so far

Theme 1

·       What is learning for: ways of knowing and what is worth knowing informed by indigenous/First Nation perspectives, the growing diversity of our populations and the needs of society and economy.

Valerie Hannon, Director, Innovation Unit

What is learning for?

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Alexis Menton, Executive Director, Program Development, Asia Society Center for Global Education, USA

Developing 21st century competencies for all students 

A Rosetta Stone for Noncognitive Skills: Understanding, Assessing, and Enhancing Noncognitive Skills in Primary and Secondary Education

(Asia Society and Professional Examination Service)

Measuring 21st Century Competencies: Guidance for Educators

(Asia Society and RAND Corporation)



Watson Ohia
Principal, Ngā Taiātea Wharekura & Uenuku Fairhall Principal, Te Kura o Te Koutu


Ki te āo hou i te āo tawhito – Ancestrally Driven, future focused 

Nga Kura a Iwi Information Booklet


Jeanette Pope
Director of Director of Strategy, Policy and Research, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)


Education and the New Work Order 

The New Work Order Report



Prof Pavel Luksha 
Director, Global Education Futures 


From Knowledge-Based Economy to a Wisdom-Based Society

Introduction of the concept

N.Dalal (2008) Wisdom Networks: Towards a Wisdom-Based Society. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 19, pp. 11-18

OECD (1996)  The Knowledge-Based Economy. Report OCDE/GD(96)102


Robert Randall
CEO, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority


Ways of knowing: Australian Curriculum 

Australian Curriculum



Theme 2

·       The shared responsibility for learning: co-ownership of learning outcomes through collaboration of education systems, local communities and new partners.

Charles Leadbeater, Author & Innovator


The shared responsibility for learning

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Prof Pavel Luksha 
Director, Global Education Futures 


Creating a Learning Ecosystem: strategies for success 

Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem. Knowledge Works Report (2012)

Global Education Future – report of GEF-California session (2015)


Barbara Bellissimo 
CEO, The Fund for Transforming Education & Dr Tom Shelton Executive Director, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, USA


Kentucky Rising - transforming our learning system for global readiness 

Kentucky Rising: 9 Building Blocks



David Istance
Project Leader and Senior Researcher, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD


Frameworks and tools from OECD Innovative Learning Environments Project 

Schooling Redesigned: Towards innovative learning systems



Thomas Gilliford
Manager, Creative Learning and Development, The Royal Society of the Arts, UK


How education systems can support innovation: a report to WISE 

Creative Public Leadership



Simon Heath
Principal and Co-Lead Principal of the two Blenheim Communities of Learning


An approach to a new nervous system for education

Investing in Educational Success


Mark Ramsankar
President & Jeff Johnson, Executive Staff Officer, Alberta Teachers Association


Building a mystery – unleashing innovation in public education systems


Theme 3

·       Innovative learning environments: new models for learning, new pedagogies, digital learning and the educator workforce for the future.

Professor Yong Zhao
Presidential Chair, University of Oregon, USA


Innovative learning environments

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Aija Rinkinen
Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Board of Education


New environments in Finnish education: digital perspective

Finland, a land of solutions  



Mike Hollings 
CEO, Te Kura Correspondence School, New Zealand


Big Picture Education: one student at a time

Big Picture NZ by distance (video)

The Big Picture Design and the Australian Curriculum (video)

10 Expectations animation


Stacey Quince 
Principal, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, Sydney and NSW Department of Education, Futures Learning Unit

Keren Caple
Senior Associate, Innovation Unit, Asia Pacific


Learning Frontiers 

Learning Frontiers



Barbara Dale-Jones


Communities of Practice: transforming approaches to teaching and learning in South Africa 

Axis Education Summit 2015



Lynn Davie
Co-Cluster Lead New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Australia 

Dr Simon Breakspear
CEO, Learn Labs International 


New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: innovation lessons from Australia

A Rich Seam



Margot Foster
Director Pedagogy and Leadership, South Australian Department for Education and Child Development  


Activating student partnerships to accelerate learning


Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) 
Senior lecturer Engineering 
Mary Wootton
Lead Facilitator Science Learning & Change Networks, University of Auckland
Professor Stuart McNaughton ONZM, New Zealand Chief Education Scientific Advisor & Director, Woolf Fisher Research Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland


Creating educational equity in STEM 

Nanogirl Live Science Show! Blow things up, Blow things over, Blow your mind!


GELP Clinics

Ellen Koshland
Founder, Australian Learning Lecture 

Dave Faulkner
CEO, Educhangemakers


The Passion Index: a new learning metric 

Readings Passion Led Learning: a background paper, October 2015


Dr Godwin Khosa
CEO, National Education Collaboration Trust


Impacting South Africa's education system through an innovation strategy


Kim Proctor
A/Director, Futures Learning Unit, NSW Department of  Education 

Stacey Quince
Principal, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School & NSW Department of Education, Futures Learning Unit 


A Futures Learning Unit: driving systemic innovation  


Ismael Palacín Giner
Director, Fundació Jaume Bofill


How to build an innovation eco-system in your country? 

Fundació Jaume Bofill


Jayne Johnston
Chief Education Officer 

Anne Millard
Executive Director, School and Preschool Improvement, Department for Education and Child Development, South Australia


Collective accountability for improvement - harnessing the power of partnership

A High Performing System


Dr Marcel van Loo
Principal/Board Director, Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs (OMO) The Netherlands 


A new starting point for education in The Netherlands?

The Dutch Education System