Ep 05: Edupreneurs – The people changing education

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Aaron Tait

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About this conversation
There are few sectors more important in the world than education, yet the basic makeup of many schools does not look all that different from how they did one hundred years ago. In an era where the world is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, education needs to be ahead of the curve. Aaron Tait is an impact innovator and is optimistic about the changes that are happening in schools, led by teachers, school leaders, entrepreneurs and most importantly kids, and at the Florence Guild event will share both a positive outlook for the future alongside some practical tools for those who want to be part of the next wave of education change.


More about Aaron
Aaron is the co-founder and Director of Innovation at Education Changemakers, and is a global leader in innovation for impact. He is the co-author of the Wiley published book ‘Edupreneur’, the lead on Australia’s first K-12 focused education accelerator, and the founder of Edupreneur 2017, Australia’s first K-12 focused edtech conference. Aaron is a former Australian military officer, has led development projects in Africa for the last decade, is a Bateman Scholar from Cambridge University and holds three Masters degrees. Aaron is also a co-founder of the Spark* International Accelerator and YGAP, an organisation that has significantly changed the lives of more than 400,000 people living in poverty. He is a Village Capital Fellow and in 2015 was named as the FYA Social Entrepreneur of the Year alongside his wife Kaitlin who is pregnant with their first son who is due in October!


Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Tait

Aaron’s Twitter: @aaronjtait

Education Changemakers: educationchangemakers.com

Aaron’s Book, Edupreneur: Edupreneur: Unleashing Teacher Led Innovation in Schools by Aaron Tait and Dave Faulkner

YGAP – Spark: sparkinternational.org/spark-ygap


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