Future Focus: Professor Suzi Derbyshire (PFHEA)| Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) (QUT)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Tim Hall| Co-Leader for ‘Enhancing Programs to Integrate Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences’ (EPITOME) (OLT) (WSU)
International short-term study offers educational experiences that are different from traditional work placements or industry-based projects, and often focuses on intangible learning outcomes such as resilience, initiative, empathy etc. Educational institutions across Australia are committed to producing globally oriented, industry-ready students that take advantage of the internationalisation of curricula. There is new demand for this type of learning, however, the current links between learning outcomes, assessment tasks, and teaching techniques are not always consistent, and largely depend on the study tour leader’s academic experience. There is therefore the need to utilise a more evidence-based approach to assessment that will support the implementation of effective pedagogy for student experience during short-term international study.
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland are hosting a symposium entitled, Future-proofing Global Citizens. This will focus on reflective pedagogy that assists student learning during outbound international short-term study experiences. Presentations and discussions at the symposium will focus on assessment practices and intangible learning outcomes. These may lead to outcomes such as the development of co-learning teaching modules and draft guidelines for assessment standards, which can be used across a variety of disciplines and contexts in Australian Universities. This symposium is made possible through an Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT) seed grant.
The Future-proofing Global Citizens Symposium should be of interest to all those associated with the management of outbound international short-term study experiences.