Just Thinking…About the Educational Perspective From Down Under with Brett Salakas

June 27, 2024
Kevin Dougherty


Just Thinking’s Kevin Dougherty explores the educational perspective from Down Under with Brett Salakas, an Author and HP Education Ambassador. This timely discussion aligns with ongoing global conversations about AI’s role in education and how different regions are adapting to these changes.

Salakas, a leading voice in education from Australia and one of DA Magazine’s top 100 influencers, shares his unique insights. His extensive experience includes founding the largest online network of teachers in Australia, Aussie Ed, and working as an HP Education Ambassador, where he champions innovative digital practices.

Throughout the conversation, Salakas delves into his journey in education, the challenges and opportunities brought by AI, and his latest work, “A Eulogy for the Essay: Authentic Assessment in the Age of AI.” He emphasizes the critical need for empathy in teaching, especially as AI becomes more prevalent. “AI has the potential to enhance the humanity within classrooms, allowing teachers to connect deeply with students,” Salakas said.

Salakas also discusses the wild geese phenomenon in Korea, where families seek a blend of Eastern and Western educational practices to provide a well-rounded learning experience for their children. This example highlights the importance of balancing traditional and innovative teaching methods to foster critical thinking and creativity.

The episode concludes with an invitation to embrace a boomerang approach to education: “Pour out love to all the relationships you have, and watch it come back to you,” Salakas advises. This philosophy underscores building solid and empathetic connections in educational settings.

Join this insightful conversation to gain a fresh educational perspective from Down Under and learn how to integrate AI thoughtfully into teaching practices.

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