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The Australian Learning Lecture is a biennial lecture series bringing big ideas in education to national attention. The free lecture series Learningwill be conducted over 10 years and will work to strengthen the value of learning for all Australians.

The inaugural lecture, to be delivered by renowned British educationalist Sir Michael Barber, will explore the role of joy and data – two ideas that seem contradictory yet both are central to learning.                                                                                                                                                      Data in Australian education is often feared because it is thought of in a limited way and can be used to judge schools, teachers and individuals. The lecture will challenge this fear and highlight the diverse ways data can bring joy to learning

Title: Joy and Data, delivered by renowned British educationalist Sir Michael Barber
Date: Thursday 21 May
Time: 6.00–7.30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
Cost: Free

Photo by Alan Levine