At the nexus of learning and innovation
Sep
12
September 12, 5:00 pm
Where

Location: New Law School Annex Seminar Room 444, The University of Sydney

Cost: Free

RSVP: Not required

What will learning be like tomorrow? What are the frontiers of learning innovation that will drive this? How do developments in different disciplinary domains contribute to those frontiers? What kinds of research and development agendas should be pursued by researchers and innovators who work on those frontiers?

This seminar is a part of the Sydney Research Seminar series “Reimagining the future of learning innovation” and will focus on how developments in Business and Organisational Management that shape the frontiers of learning in higher education and beyond. It will be co-presented by Dr Anya Johnson and Tony Cannell from the University of Sydney Business School. The presentations will be followed by Q&A discussion with students and general audience.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Where

Location: New Law School Annex Seminar Room 444, The University of Sydney

Cost: Free

RSVP: Not required

Integrating the organisational team literature to support students learning in teams

In this talk, I will reflect on the significant body of research and theory in the organisational and management literature, and how we can use this literature to connect what students experience during team projects and what they can learn about effective teams in organisations. We know that collaborative approaches are important for students learning, but students often don’t make the best use of these opportunities. Connecting them with how their experiences mirror the way they will work in the future and facilitating their understanding and knowledge of effective team work theories, strategies and skills will help them make the most of their University team experiences, but also set them up to be effective in their future careers.

Anya Johnson is a senior lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School and Co-Director of the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group. Anya’s research is in the area of Organisational Behaviour. Specifically, Anya investigates how employees regulate their emotions and cognitions in the workplace, and the relationship between the design of jobs and teams and outcomes such as engagement, wellbeing and performance. Anya received her PhD from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Any Place Desired The Internet of Things and Spatial Computing in Business Education

In 1915, Nicola Tesla penned an essay for Manufacturer’s Record where he put forward the following prediction: “In a time not distant it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.”

In this presentation, we will assess the state of play in Spatial Computing and what affordances, blockers and disruptors are on the business education horizon.

Tony Cannell is an associate lecturer and research student who is equal parts teaching academic and education scientist. Through his research on collaborative learning via augmented reality (AR), Tony is exploring new ways to ideate within collaborative settings that are increasingly multi-disciplinary. His background in Philosophy and second language acquisition also informs his innovative teaching methodology. He is a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society and the Society for Learning Analytics Research.