1.1.1. Plenary

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 8:45AM - 10:15AM
Location: Hall L

Session Type: Plenary

MC: Mr James Bennett, Key Account Manager, IDP Education (Australia)

Q&A panel: 'Is international education really global, responsible and sustainable?' (1081)

We are witnessing an unprecedented acceleration of globalisation with fundamental and sometimes adverse effects on all peoples and all communities. Our interconnectedness, our mutual reliance and the global issues we face have never been greater. What is the role of international education in fostering responsibility and sustainability at the global, regional, national and institutional levels? What are the challenges facing international education in attempting to contribute to a sustainable, harmonious, just and global community? How can we best sustain the international education sector to ensure the broader sustainability of the world and its communities in the 21st century? These are just some of the issues to be explored in this dynamic and interactive Q&A session hosted by Peter Thompson.

Key interest area (KIA): Mult
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Mr Peter Thompson, Educator, broadcaster, author and communication consultant, Australia
Dr Fanta Aw, President and Chair of The Board of Directors, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, United States
Prof. Stephanie Fahey, Lead Partner for Education, Oceania, Ernst & Young, Australia
Prof. Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Global Studies in Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Mr Peter Ellyard, Founder and Chairman, Preferred Futures Institute, Australia
Prof. Arjen Wals, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Wageningen University, Netherlands