2019 Sylvia Walton Lecture: A Profession Led School System for the Future – A Global Movement
Abstract : In response to the merging of formal and informal learning, anywhere – anytime learning, and the harnessing of the agency of young people and enabling technologies, we are witnessing the emergence of a more differentiated profession, with a wider range of roles and responsibilities shared with allied professionals. Arguably there is an imperative for the Educator Profession to become more deeply collaborative, to work more closely with stakeholders and to secure stronger levels of both public support and political will. There is the opportunity for the profession to become more fully the orchestrators of the future of schooling and to play a lead role in the future of learning.
The annual Sylvia Walton Lecture is a prominent feature of the ACE Victoria calendar. Amongst many roles in education, Sylvia Walton AO was Chancellor of La Trobe University, Principal of Tintern Grammar, Principal of St Catherine’s School, Deputy Head of Campus at Caulfield Grammar School Wheelers Hill and is currently a Board Member at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak and Director at Geelong College. The lecture is delivered by a prominent contributor to education and seeks to highlight contemporary issues faced by the education community.
The prestigious Sir James Darling Medal (named after the founder of the College) will be presented at the oration.
This year’s lecture will be presented by