‘Designing to Foster Creativity & Innovation in Student Learning’


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Presenter:  Prof Shirley Alexander

Date: Sep 14, 2016

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Contact person:  The LEBA Research and Postgraduate Office
T: 8946 6156
E: lebaresearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Lecture theatre Blue 5.1.01


Synopsis

The University of Technology Sydney is at the forefront of innovating in learning and teaching.  A number of exciting initiatives aimed at fostering creativity and innovation in learning and teaching across all sections of the university have been implemented in recent years. Among these are new teaching and learning spaces specifically designed and built to engage students in new forms of learning; and a new Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree “that floods your mind with the intelligence, tools and methods that drive each of the disciplines and requires students to tackle real briefs from real clients.”

Professor Shirley Alexander has been leading these initiatives. In this session she will present the thinking behind them and lead a discussion on the importance of creating an exciting and innovative culture of high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices in future-facing degree courses.

Biography

Professor Shirley Alexander is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education and Students) at the University of Technology Sydney, where she is responsible for leading the achievement of the University's key priorities in teaching and learning, the student experience, and the use of data analytics in all aspects of the university's work.

Shirley Alexander is Professor of Learning Technologies and has worked at UTS for the past twenty years, having previously held the positions of Director of the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, and Dean of the Faculty of Education.

She has an international reputation for her research on the use of information and communication technologies in education and recently chaired Digital Education Advisory Committee (DEAG) to advise the Federal Government on the best use of emerging technologies in the school environment

RSVP by 3pm Monday 12th September 2016 via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au
Lunch will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP

**Waterfront Campus, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney based colleagues interested in attending please request video conference in your RSVP (ITMS ask that requests are submitted at least 2 days prior)