Change is upon us: Price, Doctorow and Goldin address OEB 2015

The OEB 2015 Opening Plenary featured talks from three speakers whose work reckons with the state of change not just in education but the world broadly: David Price, OBE – a learning futurist who works on some of the biggest challenges facing business, education and society; Cory Doctorow – activist, science fiction author and co-editor of boingboing.net; and Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

By George Bodie

Central to the plenary was the key dichotomy of our era of rapid change: opportunity versus risk. The three plenary speakers provided insights into how the changes in society, the economy and learning can represent both chances for effecting positive, real change, as well as dangers.

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