Join Big Ideas’ Paul Barclay for a fascinating conversation from two sides of the educational fence with the same sense of schooling: a system that resembles an over-decorated Christmas tree. Professor Pasi Sahlberg, a leading Finnish researcher based at UNSW’s Gonski Institute, meets Gabbie Stroud, prominent recovering teacher, to discuss the way back to success for Australia’s students, schools and teachers, and the complex mess that currently stands in the way.
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Pasi Sahlberg is Professor of Education Policy, and Research Director at the Gonski Institute for Education and the University of New South Wales. He is a Finnish educator, scholar and author who has worked as a mathematics and science teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland, and has held various leadership positions at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Gabrielle Stroud was a primary school teacher from 1999 to 2015. Now a freelance writer, her debut novel, Measuring Up, was published by Scribe in 2009. Her memoir, Teacher, was published in 2018 and she is currently at work on her next novel.
Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Paul has produced countless stories over more than twenty years for an array of programs on most ABC radio networks.