At the nexus of learning and innovation

Discuss your research with Bill Penuel

Bill Penuel is available for some 1:1 meetings from 13-17 November

1:1 meetings with Bill Penuel

Bill Penuel, Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, will be visiting the University of Sydney from the 13th to 17th of November 2017. He has some time available for 1:1 meetings. If you would like to schedule a time with Bill to chat about your research, or teaching or educational leadership, please contact Celina McEwan (celina.mcewen@sydney.edu.au) before noon Monday 13th.

Patrick Olivier - Students as co-producers of learning experiences

Some reflections by Gareth Denyer and others on the recent Student Partnerships SIG meeting. This meeting included the special guest presenter Professor Patrick Olivier, and other presenters from around the university.

Below are reflections from various SIG members on the talk Patrick gave (video soon to come). If you have your own comments or ideas, add them to the comments below and we'll add them to the post.

CRLI Seminar Series

“Engaging Effectively with Innovation” as a Graduate Quality with Professor Tom Carey

Seminar Recording

The increasingly competitive, fluid and challenging work environments of the futurerequire graduates who are prepared to work with knowledge that doesn’t yet exist, using practices that don’t yet exist, in jobs that don’t exist.  In this seminar, we’ll look at a new Canadian project aiming to address some of this need by developing “capability to engage effectively with innovation in the workplace” as a Graduate Quality.

Ambitious “Growing mind” project funded in Finland

Congratulations to our Finnish colleagues, Professor Kai Hakkarainen and his team, who have been awarded a strategic grant for the project “Growing mind: Educational transformations for facilitating sustainable personal, social, and institutional renewal at the digital age”.

This five year multimillion-dollar project is a part of the Strategic Research Programme of the Academy of Finland “Keys to Sustainable Growth”.

Designing for (instructional) designers: A design-thinking approach

In this workshop the Instructional Design & eLearning community will work with The University of Sydney Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation team to design an (online) space for eLearning practitioners to interact with academics on the innovation of eLearning methods, practices and technologies.

(The workshop is booked out see here). 

You will learn about Design Thinking by applying the principles to a problem where you are one of the ‘customers’.

You’ll be introduced to the basic concepts and tools of Design Thinking and apply these to design an online space where practitioners and researchers can jointly work on eLearning innovation. You will be thinking about issues such as: