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Thinker generates positive discussion

The second phase of the 2016-17 Thinker in Residence program finished yesterday, after four days of thought provoking seminars and workshops.

The Thinker, Professor Jane Burns, presented at 10 events over the week and attended meetings with a range of other stakeholders.

Following up from the first phase in October 2016, the Residency’s second phase focussed on practical applications of Professor Burns’ work supporting children and young people through technology.

As part of the program, Professor Burns visited Geraldton where she gave three public presentations. These included one for teachers and parents, one for service providers, and one with the local Aboriginal community.

A key feature of the second phase was two participatory design workshops that Professor Burns held with the Commissioner’s student advisory committees. The workshops explored the young people’s thoughts around aps and technology that could their wellbeing.

Professor Burns will prepare a report on her Residency to be released later in the year.

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