Joint Final Session with delegates from Blended Learning and Innovation and Assessment and Credentials Summits
Until now, the biggest challenge in university education was the Enlightenment, when in the late 17th Century, academics were forced to put away their treatises on religious doctrine and adapt to the scientific method. But now we’re seeing far greater disruptive forces, led by the democratisation of knowledge, by demands for work-ready graduates and by a wave of near total transparency: now anyone can look into your classrooms and see that university isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
This interactive workshop will involve the whole audience and will look at the big decisions that will affect campus design and development over the next century and what we can do to prepare. This future-facing session will challenge the status quo by asking us to examine our approach to education delivery, our assumptions and our solutions against what we already know to be the future of higher education, and what we can expect over the horizon.
Professor Golembiewski is involved with the BCII, a degree that’s cited as Australia’s only Future-facing degree. In this session, he’ll share some and what he has learned and some of the methods the BCII has pioneered to conduct a thought experiment where the audience is led to predict the future themselves and then get to share their discoveries.