We’re facing an epidemic of disengagement in schools, not just in Australia, but around the world,” says education specialist David Price. “Policy makers won’t acknowledge that the social learning young people do outside school is much more challenging, fun and immediate than in the classroom.”
Speaking at a recent Dusseldorp Open Learning Forum, David pointed to how technology is enabling our personal learning networks to grow faster, wider and more extensive than ever before. Yet schools continue to mimic a 19th century model of education and seal themselves off from the world.
David believes the solution to engaging more young people in education lies in bringing these two worlds together.
Maranguka is a key gateway, both for community members and for service providers. Maranguka was identified by the Local Emergency Management Committee as the key communication pathway to the Bourke Aboriginal community and have been invited to all key NSW Health meetings.
With the arrival of COVID-19, it quickly became apparent to Logan Together that there were urgent needs to be met in the community and that new partnerships and responses would be required.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.