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Ako Talk: What is the purpose of school?

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AUT North Campus, AH214

90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Auckland, Auckland 0627

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We will spend over 16,000 hours in primary and secondary school over our lifetimes - that comes to a solid 4.5 years being inside classrooms! So why do we go to school? And why are schools set up the way they are? How else could the school day look like?

In this informative and entertaining talk, Richard Wells, leading educational blogger, Deputy Principal at Orewa College and author of a Learner’s Paradise, will:

  • challenge us to think more deeply about schooling - its purpose and design;

  • illuminate the breadth, depth and flexibility of the New Zealand Curriculum;

  • inspire us to move towards a more future-focussed schooling experience, and

  • share practical tips, for teacher and parents, on how to do that.

The talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.


Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Hosted by the AUT School of Sport and Recreation; parking in AUT carpark or catch a bus to Akoranga Bus Station.



About Richard:

Originally from the UK, Richard and his family moved to New Zealand in 2006 and has never regretted the move.

After completing a degree in Fine Art Painting, Richard made the ‘obvious’ move in qualifying as a Microsoft Systems Engineer! After a few years of worrying about systems, he got bored and qualified as a Teacher. Teaching first in the UK before moving to and teaching in NZ, he started blogging about his educational iPad use in 2012 and was amazed at the response and have since been asked to present around New Zealand, Australia and the US.

Richard has taught for 13 years and has been Head of Technology in both private and public schools, currently residing at Orewa College, New Zealand’s first compulsory BYOD school. Richard specialises in student-centred learning, educational use of social media, augmented reality, Design Thinking and providing effective professional development that is centred on the individual teacher’s requirements and current skill-set.

He is also the author of the book "A Learner's paradise- How NZ is re-imagining education".

Richard's blog: https://eduwells.com


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