19 - 21 October, 2016 | Hilton Sydney, NSW

Masterclass: Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Day 3

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9:00 AM Master Class A: Graduate Employability 2.0: Social networks for learning, career development and innovation in the digital age

Dr Ruth Bridgstock , Office for Learning & Teaching National Senior Teaching Fellow, Creative Industries Course Co-cordinator, Queensland University of Technology

Graduate Employability 2.0 explores a different way of engaging with learning and teaching for life and career post-university. Graduate Employability 1.0 emphasised the skills, knowledge, and attributes that individual students can learn in order to be able to obtain or create work and perform well in work situations. In the Graduate Employability 2.0 era, individual skills, knowledge and attributes are still important, but so are professional relationships and networks, how they are developed, and how people make the most of them. The ‘2.0’ signifies the central importance of the social, digitally networked world in which we now all live. This presentation explores the important roles of social capital and networks on various facets of professional life in the 21st century (including career development, innovation and complex problem solving, and professional learning), and proposes ways forward for higher education in fostering students’ social network capabilities for life and work now and into the digital future.
Dr Ruth Bridgstock
Office for Learning & Teaching National Senior Teaching Fellow, Creative Industries Course Co-cordinator
Queensland University of Technology
This workshop will explore a model of the university as hub of a knowledge network, building authentic learning partnerships between students, teachers and other learning partners as a way of fostering lifelong capability development and renewal.