9 July 2014
Join us on July 9 for a CoCo Seminar by Dr Nick Kelly titled “Supporting Pre-Service and Early Career Teachers in Australia: Design for a Learning Network”
This talk presents a number of perspectives upon a growing learning network of pre-service and early career teachers in Australia. The learning network has arisen through collaboration between a number of Australian universities, with the aim of facilitating support in the transition between pre-service education and the first years of service. The talk is structured to refer to this example in posing questions more general to design for learning networks:
- The motivation for developing the learning network. Original research into the need to augment teacher support in Australia. How does this influence design?- Participant ownership and designing for culture (desired within the network) as well as cultural history (of the participants in other networks). How do design of the set, activities and relationships align with participant motivations?
- Searching for theory-based criticism. What role does theory have at different points in the design process?
This seminar will be available live online at http://webconf.ucc.usyd.edu.au/seminar-room2/
T: 9351 2612
Dr Nick Kelly is a Research Fellow with the Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI) at the University of Southern Queensland. His research addresses areas of teacher education, higher education and modelling the cognition of creativity. Nick is currently leading a sub-project within the Collaborative Research Network (Digital Futures) investigating the support provided to pre-service and early career teachers in Australia. Nick received a PhD in Design Computing from the Design Lab and was a post-doctoral researcher with CoCo, both at the University of Sydney. He is the author of numerous scholarly works and a researcher on national and international grants (http://nickkellyresearch.com/).
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