Transforming learning through commercial challenge-led projects

Power, EJ ORCID: 2019, Transforming learning through commercial challenge-led projects , in: HEFi19 Conference Learning and Teaching in the ‘Next Generation’ University, 20-21st June 2019, University of Birmingham.

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The fourth industry revolution (4IR) is interdisciplinary in nature, crossing fields and transcending traditional academic disciplines. Universities of the future must equip students with the skills and attributes required for an ever changing commercial landscape. Graduates endowed with the necessary discipline knowledge combined with technical, problem solving, critical thinking and social integration skills are better equipped to contribute to the global environment and societies of the future. A case study is presented for integrating interdisciplinary commercial challenge-led learning into the HE learning experience, based on evidence gathered during 2012-2017 at a UK HE institution. Interdisciplinary challenge-led learning is presented as a new mode of knowledge production, which contributes a blue-print for innovation in employer-led learning pedagogy. The framework presented builds intellectual capacity through creating sustainable networks to co-create knowledge and develop learning communities, enabling students to develop the required skills and attributes to contribute to commercial and society 4IR challenges.

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