Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2018 Archive

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Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action

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13 February 2018

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

Recent developments in representational technologies challenge professional knowledge and learning in many professions. In the health sciences, for instance, new scanning techniques provide images of the human body that include details that previously could not be seen. At the same time, and as part of the same technological shifts, simulators offer possibilities of training professional skills in more sophisticated ways in an increasing range of settings, including emergency services, navigation and health care.

This seminar will discuss how the spaces for learning and development – in workplaces and university training – that occur in the wake of these advances, may be seen as hybrid contexts that provide access to professional knowledge. Nevertheless, these environments still require consideration of the complexities under which professional services are enacted.

Event details

  • When: 1.45–3.30pm

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

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 2 9351 2612
    E: sadhbh.warren@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: No registration is needed. Just come on the day.
    Coffee is provided from 1.45pm. The seminar will commence at 2pm.

  • Speaker: Roger Säljö is director of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning,
    Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society
    (LinCS), a national Swedish centre of excellence at The University of Gothenburg funded by the Swedish Research Council. He specialises in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, topics on which he has published extensively. Much of Professor Säljö's work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how they acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society. In recent years, he has researched how the so-called new technologies transform human learning practices inside and outside formal schooling. In this field, he has been responsible for the national research program, LearnIT. Professor Säljö has also been engaged in work with colleagues from a range of different disciplines including medicine and health care, various natural sciences and linguistics. He was a founding editor of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction and has supervised 47 PhD students to their degree.

Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action

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

When

13 February 2018


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