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International event focuses on global learning

Therese Kersten was among the speakers at the conference Therese Kersten was among the speakers at the conference

Challenges arising from global learning initiatives were on the agenda at a recent international symposium organised by Charles Darwin University.

A book will be published to document the discussions at the “Challenges in Global Learning: international contexts and cross-disciplinary responses” symposium.

Topics included worldly perspectives on knowledge, culture and language, globalisation and digital futures, and concepts of new learning.

Included among the speakers was Head of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Professor Brian Mooney, who discussed the metaphysics and epistemology of a crisis in education.

Education lecturer Therese Kersten spoke on issues around educational reform in Timor-Leste. Menzies School of Health and Research Professor Sven Silburn spoke about ways to optimise early childhood development for lifelong gains in health, learning and wellbeing.

The event was co-organised by Education lecturer Dr Ania Lian and Adjunct Professor Koo Yew Lie, after securing a CDU Structural Advancement Fund Innovation grant.