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The Education for a Changing World Symposium brought together experts in education, academia and industry to explore learning in the time of AI.

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The symposium on 9 and 10 November 2017 was livestreamed across the world.

The Education for a Changing World Symposium brought together more than 200 practitioners and policy makers in education, academia and industry over one and a half days to explore learning in the time of artificial intelligence (AI).

Symposium participants discussed the implications of AI and related technologies for life and work, and the education reforms that may need to be set in motion now to ensure we best prepare young people to successfully navigate a more complex world.

Watch the recording of the livestream, and see other content from the day here

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In the first half of 2017, the Secretary hosted four roundtable discussions with leaders from business and industry, higher education, school leaders and students to discuss the potential impact of AI and other technologies on the nature of work and how to prepare young people for a more challenging future.

A number of themes emerged from these strategic discussions:

  • employment is changing in unpredictable ways
  • students need to develop key skills with deep knowledge
  • innovation can be found throughout the NSW public school system
  • teachers are key to student outcomes and need to be adequately supported
  • STEM skills will be increasingly important to allow full engagement with technology
  • technology needs to be well integrated into schools.
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