Beyond Endless Optimism: Educating the Uneducated

Colin Jones

Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, c81.jones@qut.edu.au

3rd May 2017

Abstract

The educator's ultimate challenge; teach your students something truly valuable with minimal reference to content. Up for the challenge? This provocative presentation aims to strip back the purpose of every student's education to 3 simple questions. Further, this presentation asks you to imagine the work required by your students to move from the uneducated class to the educated class, if only for a moment in time.