TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, has created a program called TEDx that brings people together to share great ideas, spark deep discussion, and opportunities for connection. QuickSmart‘s own Professor John Pegg will deliver a TEDx talk at Northern Sydney Institute on the 28th of August, 2013. http://tedxnorthernsydneyinstitute.com/speaker-program/
John’s topic is: “Have you ever been in a learning situation where you feel you are not good enough and will never be good enough? Many, many thousands of students in upper primary and lower secondary school confront this issue most days and are caught in a cycle of continued failure. Recent national data suggest this is also true, in more subtle ways, with fundamental numeracy, literacy and problem-solving skills for approximately half the adult population. Without a solid knowledge base in fundamental skills the chances for at-risk learners to become informed and active participants in society are greatly reduced. How do we help these at-risk learners acquire necessary fundamental skills? What is needed in offering learners a second chance that will make a difference?”
Our QuickSmart website will feature John’s YouTube TEDx talk on as soon as it is available.