Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Transformative Nature of Education: Underpinning Social and Economic Transformations

Contact: Renee Brown, Leishman Associates
p: 03 6234 7844 or 0437 345 919   e:

Date: 14 - 16 July 2015      
Location: Wrest Point

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in the education

The University of Tasmania, in partnership with the Tasmanian Government, warmly invites you to attend the upcoming international Symposium, The Transformative Nature of Education: Underpinning Social and Economic Transformations.

The Symposium, to be run from the 14 – 16 July 2015 at Wrest Point, Tasmania, Australia will focus on education as a key determinant of social and economic transformation in regional economics and societies.

The Symposium will complement the recently launched Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment – a major multidisciplinary centre of excellence that has been jointly established by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government. The Centre focuses on the understanding of strategies to improve pre-tertiary educational aspirations, participation and attainment, and the way in which education underpins progress at individual, societal and economic levels. The overall intention is to apply these findings in Tasmania.

The Symposium's international and national pre-eminent expert presenters will speak on the topic of education as the catalyst for social and economic transformation. Combined with international research and case studies, the symposium provides a quality forum for practitioners, academics and policy makers to exchange ideas and examine approaches which have worked and why. The knowledge shared at this Symposium will set the scene for the Peter Underwood Centre's work.

You are invited to join us for engaging sessions covering the following three topics:
• Global trends in pre-tertiary education
• What do the best pre-tertiary education systems look like internationally?
• Strategies for success in raising educational aspirations, participation and attainment