The uLearn17 programme is structured around three key conference strands with the ākonga/learner at the centre:
The three strands provide an opportunity to give emphasis to three of the key areas currently being targeted by the fast-changing digital world, and by educational policy and resourcing.
Focusing on all aspects of the impact of digital technologies on learning. Key questions here include:
The inclusion of the six themes of the digital technologies strand within NZC and TMoA will be a key emphasis here, as well as the focus on career pathways for learners, the maker movement, computer science and coding as areas of rapid growth and high interest.
The fundamental shift in emphasis from the individual, self-managing school to open, connected, collaborative partnerships establishes the context for this strand, and provides opportunities to address a range of key questions, including:
The overarching emphasis on raising achievement for all learners is the key focus of this strand, underpinned by the increased focus on accountability and the need for evidence supported practice and decision making. Key questions to guide activity in this area include: