IBSA Webinar: Activating Agency - Student Agency

October 27, 2020 - October 27, 2020

Open only to IB Schools Australasia Member Schools, our 2020 IBSA Webinars bring the expertise of Louka Parry to our schools.




About this Event

Self-regulation and agency have been further revealed as key competencies for this post-Covid era. How might we move away from teacher-centred models to authentically student-driven learning? In this seminar we’ll examine the concepts like self-determination as well as the concrete steps we can take to generate motivation and move from simply informing or involving learners to co-designing and partnering with them. Examining the emerging practices from across the globe, we will consider how a new realism might ensure the essential components, levels and aspects of student (and teacher) agency are at the centre of schools into the future.

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What an educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”

― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

About the Presenter:

Louka Parry is the CEO + Founder of The Learning Future and works globally as a speaker, learning strategist and education futurist. He speaks on innovation, leadership and change having worked with thousands of leaders and educators from diverse contexts all across the world, including in high-level policy fora such as the OECD, UNESCO, and the European Commission, and with all Australian States and Territories.

A rapid learner, he speaks five languages, has visited over 80 countries, and holds two Masters degrees, one in Instructional Leadership from the University of Melbourne and another in Applied Linguistics, and has also completed executive studies at Harvard and a residency at the d.school at Stanford University. Through his work, he has acquired expert knowledge in leadership, strategy, communication, wellbeing and organisational change and culture. As an education leader, he was promoted to Principal at only 27 years old and in 2012 he was named South Australian Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year.

As CEO of The Learning Future, he is committed to transform learning structures, systems and societies that better empower individuals to develop the key human capabilities that matter most now and into the future. He sits on the Steering Committee for Learning Creates Australia, and also co-leads Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills, which connects the global education community at the forefront of the future of education and social emotional learning to empower children, educators and communities all across the globe.

Please note: Registration for this event is available exclusively to IB Schools Australasia Member Schools. To check if your school is a member of our association please visit: https://ibaustralasia.org/schools

This event is limited to a maximum of 100 participants. A waitlist has been activated. If we receive an overwhelming response we will run this webinar again. Should you have any questions please contact Bec at [email protected]


Website https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ibsa-webinar-activating-agency-student-agency-tickets-120683167603
Person Bec Hammond
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 407 325 735


Virtual Event via Zoom

Last updated September 13, 2020 05:37