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Black Box Thinking in Education


Sat 11 Nov 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm

Where: Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush, Auckland 2016, Flat Bush, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Villa Education Trust and Ormiston Junior College, in association with Matthew Syed Mindset Programmes and 21C Skills Lab, presents:

'Black Box Thinking' in Education - Achieving a Growth Mindset.

Are you a parent, educator or professional?
Do you want to equip yourself, your children and your staff with the skills to manage change?
Do you want to build resilience in your children, students, and staff?
Do you want to be the best you can be at what you do?
Do you want to turn failure into success?

If you answered 'Yes' to the above, this event is for you!

Join us for an interactive afternoon with Rob Carpenter, CEO of the Inspire Partnership, delivering Matthew Syed's 'Mindset for Education' and '21C Skills Lab' founders, Faye Langdon and Justine Munroe, discussing 'Tomorrow's skills for today's students'.

Matthew Syed is one of the world's most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change. He is the author of bestselling books 'Bounce' and 'Black Box Thinking' and a multiple awards winning journalist for The TImes (UK). He is also a former table tennis champion has competed in two Olympic Games. Matthew has worked with some of the world's largest organizations to help build a mindset of continuous improvement. 'Mindset for Education' was created by Matthew and is delivered by his accredited consultant, Rob Carpenter. Rob has over 20 years experience as a teacher and a leader and has supported schools in challenging circumstances including those in special measures. The success of Rob's schools is rooted in a philosophy which places learning to live in a complex world at the center. Rob has developed a range of tools to strengthen the leadership of teaching and learning. 'Mindset for Education' will cover what Growth Mindset is, why it is important, the evidence that supports it and how you can achieve it - in yourself and others.

'21C Skills Lab' founders Faye Langdon and Justine Munroe, talk about the key skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world and give an insight into how they aim to ensure every young New Zealander has the knowledge and skills to succeed in tomorrow's world of work and to navigate a lifelong journey of learning and earning. '21C Skills Lab' works in partnership with business, government, schools and parents to ensure the skills we are teaching young New Zealanders are the skills the 21st century needs. '21C Skills Lab' helps students and teachers to understand what these skills are, how to develop them and how to use them to set themselves up for a successful 21C career.

Ticket price includes refreshments and a supporters pack. Doors open at 9:30 am

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