Growing up digital Australia: In search of digital wellness for all with Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Tuesday 24th August 2021

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The COVID pandemic has shown the power of digital media and technologies in enhancing, connecting and empowering when the normal life has been disrupted. Growing up digital, however, also has another side that is distracting, disconnecting and risking wellbeing when digital gadgets begin to control our habits and behaviours.

In this professional learning webinar we take a closer look at how digital media and technologies are affecting our lives, and search for practical ways to enhance learning, health and digital wellness of our children and ourselves.

This event is built on the lessons from UNSW’s “Growing Up Digital Australia” research project. To read more here:  

Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is Professor of Education Policy at the UNSW Sydney. He is a former teacher, teacher educator and policymaker in Finland who has spent time working with international organisations, national governments and schools reviewing, designing and assisting education reforms and school improvement initiatives around the world.

Pasi’s latest books include Let the Children Play: Why more play will save our schools and help children thrive (2019), Finnish Lessons 3.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland (2021), and In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish way to world-class schools (2021).

Follow Pasi on Twitter: @pasi_sahlberg

Lila Mularczyk OAM, FACE (Facilitator)

Lila Mularczyk, has been recognised for her commitment to the education profession (38 years to date) being honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2017.  Lila holds several (mostly voluntary) positions with the NSW Department of Education, Chair of ACE NSW, lecturing at university, and supervising professional experience (UTS). She also leads Professional Learning for UNSW Gonski Institute for Education. She is a much sort after mentor, coach and presenter. Lila also chairs and is an active member of a number of education advisory boards at the State and National level. Throughout her career Lila has held the position of Director of NSW Secondary Education with the New South Wales Department of Education, was a highly acclaimed School Principal for 15 years, and the President of NSW Secondary Principal’s Council.

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