ICT and Learning Symposium

Ella Hughes Chapel

September 7, 2016

The ICT and learning Symposium is a one-day event that is designed to facilitate a conversation around teaching and learning in Adventist schools in the 21st century. Adventist education has always aimed to develop the whole person. Ellen White communicated the aim of true education when she wrote:

"It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." But what sort of world are we preparing students for? The CEDA report June 2015 points to "the high probability that 40 per cent of Australia’s workforce, more than five million people, could be replaced by automation within the next 10 to 20 years." There are big societal changes coming our way. It is time to consider the future, and the role of Adventist education in preparing students for effective service in this 21st century world and the joy of wider service in the world to come. This is the focus of our day together.


  • Develop an awareness of 21st century trends and appropriate system and school responses.
  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings on the use of ICT in Education.
  • Evidence of impact of ICT in Adventist schools.
  • Explore critical issues associated with ICT and learning.
  • Appraise how ICT is situated in the ASA policy documents including the Quality Adventist Schools Framework.
  • Explore a system approach to ICT use in Adventist schools.
  • Plan a way forward.