How will future generations engage with knowledge and learning? What kind of impact will rapidly changing technologies have on how we learn? Learning Futures will explore these questions and more at the next Footscray University Town Game Changers Conversation Series event.  Learning Futures will be held during Education Week on Wednesday 18 May at VU at MetroWest.

    Professor Ian Solomonides, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning Innovation and Quality at Victoria University, will moderate a conversation with an expert panel, drawing upon his research on improving the student experience and promoting learning quality. Joining Ian is Professor Nicolette Lee, Victoria University’s Executive Director of Learning and Teaching, who brings extensive experience of transformational change programs in higher education to the conversation; Rose Hiscock, the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, who is leading the University of Melbourne’s innovative new gallery dedicated to the collision of art and science; Pierre Gryzbek, an education leader at Manor Lakes Secondary College and Christian Williams, Victoria University alumni, who competed as one of the best athletes in the world across four sports until severe heart failure led him to refocus and dedicate his life to teaching and inspiring future generations.

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    The panel will consider how our schools and universities are adapting to the challenges and opportunities of the digital and online world, and ways that emerging modes of learning are encouraging us to rethink traditional approaches to education. The conversation will delve into current trends, such as the new learning environments that are being fostered outside of the classroom, and discover the exciting technologies that are leading these changes.

    This conversation will spark a lively debate, pushing the limits of where and how we will encounter knowledge in the future.

    The Game Changers Conversation Series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative – a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.

    Held once a month, the Game Changers Conversation Series is free to attend and open to the whole community. At each event, be in the running to win a door prize – bring along your business card!

    Register online:

    Wednesday 18 May
    Pop up bar open at 5.30pm, Conversation from 6.00pm-7.30pm
    VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street Footscray, 9919 5130

    Can’t make it? Join the conversation online: #FUTideas.

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