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Academy Learning Conference for Years 10 – 12

On Wednesday 31 May 2023, Concordia will host a special world-class “thinking day” for highly able South Australian students in Years 10, 11 and 12. This will be the tenth year Concordia has proudly hosted an Academy Learning Conference as part of our commitment to high-quality academic enrichment and extension opportunities.

During this day, interested students will engage with a wide range of topics aimed at stimulating thought beyond the constraints of the curriculum. The content is fast-paced, and students will benefit from university lecture style learning. The day will be facilitated by Julie Arliss - a well-known international educator of gifted students. She is on the examining team for Cambridge International Examinations and is a Farmington Scholar from the University of Oxford. She will be accompanied by Dr Christopher O'Neill, a fellow of the University of Oxford and a polymathic thinker.

Topics for the day:

  • Knowing what you know and what you don't know - examining epistemology.
  • The Oxbridge Interview Question - This session provides students with essential Oxbridge standard thinking skills, exploring Oxford and Cambridge university admission questions.
  • The Science of Happiness - exploring scientific literature on the secret of happiness.
  • Social Physics - the relationship between Big Data and AI. This session is designed to develop analytical and evaluative skills.

It promises to be an incredible day of learning – big ideas for curious minds!

Please contact Emma Rieger if you would like to know more.

Emma Rieger
Enrichment and Extended Learning