2019 EdComm Dinner

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The Future of Education: Engaging with Today's Students

Through his presentation, Mark McCrindle (Principal of McCrindle Research) provided an outline of the current structural changes and emerging trends impacting education now and over the decade ahead. He showed how education is undergoing seismic shifts. Nowhere is generational change more evident than in Australia’s schools. Following a statistical snapshot of Christian schools, as well as an overview of the technological, global, financial, generational, and social shifts in the primary and secondary education sector today, Mark addressed the importance of our impact on future generations. 

Generation X are the emerging leaders and school-parents, Generation Y are the new teachers and Generation Z comprise today’s students, the most global, visual, and technological generation ever. Mark's presentation equips educators with the knowledge and skills to engage this post-literate, multimodal, tech-savvy generation. Mark explained how social media and digital integration is transforming learning spaces, places, and styles. Never before have the generational changes, social trends, and demographic shifts combined to impact schools in such significant ways.

Date: 31st October, 2019

Venue: Rydges Hotel, Parramatta

Speaker: Mark McCrindle


Speaker: Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. As an award winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark has appeared across many television networks and other media.

He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. His advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, count among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and leading international brands.

Mark’s highly valued research and reports, presented through infographics, data visualisations, videos, media input, resources, and blogs, have developed his regard as an expert demographer, futurist and social commentator. Mark brings a fresh approach to his research based boardroom briefings, executive workshops, strategy sessions and keynotes. Armed with the latest findings and presented in a customised and innovative way, Mark is an in-demand communicator.

Mark McCrindle, BSc (Psychology), MA, is the author of three books on emerging trends and social change. The ABC of XYZ: Understanding the Global Generations, Word Up: A Lexicon and Guide to Communication in the 21st Century and The Power of Good.



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