Panelists will look at what sorts of new technologies, in ICTs, nano-technologies, or bio-technologies, are likely to emerge in the future, and the effects these could have on our society and on our education systems.
Are we prepared for this future? Are we equipping New Zealand children to succeed in the future? Are we scared or excited about this? What do we need to do today to be ready?
The debate will launch ‘Think Tech’ which is a web site set up by Secondary Futures (an education think tank), and built by e-cast. People interested in technology can continue to talk to people interested in education, and New Zealanders from all sectors will be encouraged to share their views on the place of technology in the future of education in the days and weeks ahead; by contributing their own film clips, uploading resources, holding meetings and discussions.
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2009
People are invited to register today on the new site – ‘Think Tech’. http://www.thinktech.co.nz
Once registered you will be able to take part in the debate. All New Zealanders, whether registered or not, will be able to view the debate live by visiting the site.
Leading New Zealanders will debate live on-line, the effects of technology on education and society twenty years from today.
For the first time, people across New Zealand will be able to listen to a policy debate on-line and send in their comments and questions for the panel in real time.
Radio New Zealand’s Sean Plunket will facilitate the debate, which will be held at Te Papa.
The eight panelists are: