Learning to accept responsibility: the priority for education in and out of times of crisis

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Learning to accept responsibility: the priority for education in and out of times of crisis
6:00pm – 7:30pm (Melbourne time zone)
Online live stream


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing climate breakdown, this global critical conversation examines why education must always address our responsibility for the present and future. It is captured in a key target of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, on Quality Education (SDG4), and the notion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A fundamental task of ESD is learning to weigh up and let go of those culturally, economically, and politically embedded patterns that “sustain unsustainability”.

Join us as we analyse and address the values, qualities and direction of the communities that frame our lives. Facilitated by Australian journalist, author, radio and television presenter, Virginia Trioli, you will have the opportunity to hear from our expert panel as they unpack the challenges by exploring:

  • What kinds of learning do we need to foster, rather than undermine, planetary health and community resilience?
  • What is at stake when we don’t accept responsibility for ensuring that our education systems and lives benefit both the planet and all our tomorrows?
  • Whether we should recalibrate the trajectories and futures we are currently committed to, if we are to ensure ‘quality education’ and ‘quality sustainability’?

Our series of Global Critical Conversations welcomes a line-up of distinguished scholars, educators and industry representatives to share their insights and engage in dialogue focusing on the Monash Education Research priorities.

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