Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology

15 June 2016

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn about the two-year multisite research project “Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology", which has been funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching and is being led by Charles Sturt University, in collaboration with The University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and Deakin University. Lead researcher Professor Franziska Trede will also outline the processes used to develop mobile resources for learning in workplace settings. Participants will trial a set of resources, share their ideas and feedback and, hopefully, develop a better understanding of the possibilities and challenges of effectively using mobile technology to enrich learning experiences on placement.

Workplace learning and technology-mediated learning are two key foci for university education. Unfortunately, they often remain separate discourses and practices, even though their integration could provide important opportunities to bridge education and work contexts and build students’ digital capacities; on- and offline professional identities; and technology-mediated work practices. This workshop will outline the theoretical foundations of the project:

  • fostering the development of students’ agency (capacity to act) in workplace learning
    (Billett, 2011)
  • translating research-based evidence into tools and resources that university teachers can use in course and curriculum design (Goodyear and Markauskaite, 2012)
  • theorising the relations between technology, workplaces and work practices to sharpen conceptions of learning to participate in technology-mediated practices (Moen et al., 2012).

The session will draw on preliminary findings aimed at helping students, academics and workplace placement educators make better use of personal, mobile technologies to connect learning and work. It will workshop an emerging mobile technology capacity-building framework and its resources and design patterns and how they could be translated into course specific resources.

This seminar will not be available online or recorded.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 9351 2612

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.
    • Project website

  • Speaker: Franziska Trede is Professor in Higher Education and Co-Director, International & Partnerships of the Education for Practice Institute at Charles Sturt University where she leads the research-and-workplace learning program. Her research interests include professional learning, professional identity development, intercultural communication, emancipatory learning and transitions from student to practitioner, practitioner to educator, educator to researcher. Professor Trede is supervising PhD candidates from allied health, nursing and veterinary science backgrounds.

Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.


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