Teens Talk… Schooling
Teens Talk… is professional development with a twist – we’re giving teens the mic to share their expertise and experiences of the issues that affect them. In Term 4, we’ll be asking our teen experts to consider the state of the education system.
With host Jo Lampert, Professor of Education at La Trobe University, we ask teens from a number of different backgrounds to share their experiences of the school system. What does access and equality look like from a teen perspective? What barriers do teens face in feeling genuinely welcome and engaged in the classroom? And what do teachers need to know about what’s happening in their students’ lives and impacting their experiences at school?
Hear about these urgent and important issues from the young people currently living through them. This is the final event in our 2022 Teens Talk series, and we’re leaving you with some big ideas to take into 2023.
Presented in partnership with La Trobe Education Department’s ‘Lived Experience’ seminars.
The Wheeler Centre’s programming for young audiences is generously supported The Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon AC and The Hon. Kenneth Hayne AC QC.
Artwork by Pilgrim Hodgson
The event will be live-streamed on this page and will be viewable from 6pm on 17 November 2022.
In the extraordinary times we live in, Wheeler Education is here to bring the world to teens – and teens to the world. Our programme offers a range of events that prioritises the voices and experiences of young people – on the stage, and off.
Grace Coff is a young Yorta Yorta woman raised on Djara Djara country. Currently she works for Nalderun, a first nation’s organisation. During her year 12 Grace was inspired to start a group supporting the young women and non-bionary students in her community. With the hope to create a safe sp... Read more
Saad Murtaza is a Year 10 student from Melbourne. He was born in Pakistan where he spent the first six years of his life before he moved to Australia in 2013. From a young age, he enjoyed leading teams, public speaking and learning about the world around us. As well as his interests in sports and wa... Read more
Lumina is a year 7 student who is passionate about youth voice. She enjoys leadership and public speaking. Lumina is also passionate about climate activism and has spoken at multiple events in regard to climate change and young people, as well as being involved in climate action through school and h... Read more
Jo Lampert is a Professor of Social Inclusion and Teacher Education at La Trobe University. Jo is known for having led equity-based education programs where young people and their communities are included in how teachers are prepared. Over many years she has taught in mainstream schools, prisons, al... Read more
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