This year’s theme challenges us to learn ways of being and doing that nourish us, personally, professionally, culturally, and collectively. The systems we operate in don’t always support us to do this — uLearn21 is an opportunity to hit the reset button and zero in on how we activate our potential as those with a vested interest in education.
Equity is an essential aspect of thriving in Aotearoa. It is about understanding power relations and having access to resources and opportunities. Addressing inequity requires deeply understanding its origins, recognising many voices, and questioning the false and unfounded assumptions which underpin bias, racism, discrimination, and that contribute to power imbalances. It is also about respecting and learning from different ways of perceiving, engaging and responding to the world.