About the Speaker
Michael is co-founder of 4C Transformative Learning, an organization that works with educators to facilitate transformation and makes learning responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
There are seemingly irresistible forces that are pushing schools to modernize in response to changes in the community and society. In this presentation, Professor Michael Anderson will outline how schools can meet this challenge by focusing on capacities, skills and knowledge required for citizens (and schools) to survive and thrive in the 21st Century. Drawing on his recent book Transforming Schools: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Reflection written with Miranda Jefferson he will discuss how the 4Cs enacts and enables transformation in schools so they can become relevant in a 21st century world. The session will also include some reflections on the role of faith in student learning and the need to ground school change in a realistic understanding of our chaotic, contradictory and increasingly complex world.