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Participants at the Education Summit events in Christchurch and Auckland heard from dozens of inspiring speakers with a wide range of perspectives on education and learning from across the sector and the community.

We are progressively uploading these videos for you to use for your own conversations about the future of learning in New Zealand.

You can browse the full range of videos available through the Ministry of Education’s YouTube channel or select from the list below. Each video is around 30 minutes long, with about 15 minutes from the speaker followed by 15 minutes of questions.

As new videos are added, we will place them at the top of the list.

Speaker videos

What should education be for? (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Valerie Hannon leads the Innovation Unit's international education change programmes in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. She is an expert adviser to a number of international organisations, including the OECD. She argues that our current school model isn’t working for young people themselves or for society as a whole.

Captions available in English or Māori. 

GirlBoss, encouraging young women into future careers (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Alexia Hibertidou is a Global Teen Leader and Ministry of Youth Development Top 5 Young Leader, as well as winner of the Westpac Young Leader Award. She was 18 at the time of speaking. She is the founder of GirlBoss New Zealand, an online network aiming to inspire, empower and equip New Zealand girls to develop their STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths), leadership and entrepreneurial skills in order to become the change makers of the future.

Young adult panel discussion (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Speakers: Grace Stratton, Jonathon Gee, Parekura Pewhairangi

Grace Stratton is a student at AUT university, a coffee lover and wheelchair user. She blogs at gracegeorgia.co.nz which is a place where you can find comfort in hearing the personal stories of a gal trying to figure out how to succeed from a place of difference.

Jonathon Gee is the National President of NZUSA. He served two terms on the Executive of Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), including as President in his last term. During his high school years in Auckland, Jono was a youth representative on the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board of Auckland Council, and also served as Co-Chair of his local youth council.

Parekura Pewhairangi is co-Tumuaki of Te Mana Ākonga – the National Tertiary Māori Students’ Association. He is also Enhancement Theme Steering Group member for the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities and was previously head boy of Te Aute College.

Challenging the pervasive and historical discourses that perpetuate education disparities for Maori students (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Mere Berryman is Associate Professor at the University of Waikato. Her work challenges the pervasive and historical discourses that perpetuate educational disparities for Māori students and disrupts these through school leadership and reform initiatives.

Captions available in English or Māori. 

Panel – Perspectives from inside schools (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Speakers: Sose Annandale, Joseph Houghton, Maria Lemalie

Sose Annandale has 36 years’ experience in education in the early childhood and primary sectors. As Principal of Russell School in Porirua she continually strives to build a culture of collaboration with all stakeholders – supporting and empowering staff to grow in leadership roles. She places a strong emphasis on involving the community, volunteers and organisations in the school’s operations focussed on raising outcomes for children and their families.

Joseph Houghton is Across School Teacher from Shirley Boys/Kahui Ako Ki Otakaro Culturally Responsive Teaching.

Maria Lemalie is Assistant Principal at Shirley Boys’ High School in Christchurch.

Reconceptualising mathematics: A vehicle for equity for diverse students (Christchurch, 5 May 2018)

Dr Jodie Hunter is a senior lecturer at Massey University and is expert at effective maths teaching, with a particular focus on knowing what it takes to get great maths results for Pacific young people. Jodie is ambitious for a future where maths learning spills out from the classroom, and where – by integrating their culture and values into the learning experience, more young people thrive in the mathematical world of the future.

Captions available in English or Māori.