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Keynote Biography - Pasi Sahlberg

Professor Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is professor of education policy, and research director at the Gonski Institute for Education, University of New South Wales Sydney. He is a Finnish educator, scholar and author who has worked as mathematics and science teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Finland.
 

Pasi’s international career includes senior specialist at the World Bank in Washington, DC, lead education specialist at the European Commission, and visiting professor at Harvard University. He has served in Finnish Education Minister’s Governing Board, as a member of the Governing Board of the University of Oulu, commissioner at the Swedish School Commission, advisor to the Scottish Prime Minister, and advisor to the Mayor of Reykjavik in Iceland with specific focus on curriculum development. He is recipient of the 2012 Education Award in Finland, the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in the U.S., the 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland, the 2016 Lego Prize in Denmark, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident Fellowship in Italy in 2017, and AEU’s Friend of Public Education Award in 2019. He is a member of the Advisory Board for Center for International Education Benchmarking and board of directors of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI).


Pasi is an international thought-leader and speaker. He has written widely about education system change and improvement publishing over 150 academic and professional articles and books. His most recent books include Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland (2015), FinnishED Leadership: Four big, inexpensive ideas to transform education (2018), Let the Children Play! How more play will save our schools and help children thrive (2019), In Teachers We Trust (2020).


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Tel: 02 6260 5660

Email: acsa@acsa.edu.au

© Copyright 2019 by the
Australian Curriculum Studies Association