As a leading cross-sectoral institution, CDU is well placed to help students become ‘future-ready’ workers who co-develop digital knowledge, skills and mindsets to both meet their personal needs and interests and prepare them for a world of constant change.
Whole-of-life skills such as communication, critical thinking, digital capabilities and problem-solving, along with self-organisation and adaptability, will be integral components of continuous learning (see JISC).
Cross-sectoral training will also become increasingly popular, combining the development of underpinning vocational skills and practical applications with higher education leadership capabilities to accomplish real tasks in real workplace settings.
The Learning and Teaching plan advocates a codesign approach to collaborative innovation. We draw on Design Thinking, and Digital Service Design approaches that engage staff and students in the design and delivery of meaningful, engaging education and training to students.
CDU students will value lifelong and life-wide learning and understand that learning occurs anywhere, anytime and through varied experiences. Throughout their studies, our students will build essential skills for success in academic pursuits, their work and their lives beyond CDU. Further, our co-design approach will also strengthen CDU processes, systems and practices required to achieve CDU-wide key targets.