Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street
2:00pm

How Schools Can Prepare Our Children

for the Challenges of Tomorrow with Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer
Hosted by Carleton University’s Julie Garlen

How Schools Can Prepare Our Children

for the Challenges of Tomorrow with Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer
Hosted by Carleton University’s Julie Garlen
27
Saturday
Oct
2018
2:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Kelly Gallagher-Mackay
Nancy Steinhauer

The authors of Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow join Carleton’s Julie Garlen for a conversation on what schooling can and should look like in our rapidly shifting world and explores how we—parents and teachers—can realise this vision together. How do we prepare children for a future we can’t even imagine?

 

Across Canada, a debate swirls around what our children will need to know in the face of huge technological, economic, social and political change. The question has become an ideological battleground, and there is a hunger for a deeper understanding of what we should be doing to prepare children now for the challenges of the future. This timely, important book is an answer to that call.

 

In Pushing the Limits , Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer draw on their experiences as educational leaders to reveal that the schools of the future exist in the here and now. They introduce us to extraordinary Canadian public schools, deeply rooted in their communities, that are fostering innovators, nimble problem-solvers and engaged citizens, boosting math comprehension, cultivating creativity and using technology to broaden the parameters of learning. And they explore why the role of schools is expanding to nurture students’ social-emotional skills and growth mindsets, and how vital this broader definition of education is to children’s long-term health, happiness and success.

 

This event is part of our Republic of Childhood programming, which we are calling Learning From The Future.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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