Who should apply?

Educators and educational leaders who want to explore connected and networked approaches to learning and teaching, the development of learners’ professional connectedness capabilities (online and/or face-to-face), and / or strengthen the connectedness of their educational programs and organisational areas. Teams can be from any area or multiple areas of a higher education institution, or multiple institutions. Teams can be from Australian or international higher education institutions.

Focus topics may include one or more of:

work integrated learning, alumni engagement, students as partners, connected and networked learning, learning through social media, informal learning, industry and community partnerships, student networking, online professional identity development, co-curricular awards, teaching stakeholder engagement, transdisciplinary teaching, research-teaching nexus, teacher professional connectedness, intra- and cross-institutional collaboration, social capital.

Criteria for selection:

  • a clear link between the proposed area of exploration and elements of the Connectedness Learning model / networked approach to Graduate Employability
  • a demonstrated commitment to engaging in the project, championing the connectedness learning approach in the institution, attending the roundtable to share work in progress, and delivering a chapter for the edited book
  • commitment on the part of the institution / organisational area/s involved to support the project and the team

What does it involve?

Successful teams will:

  • adapt, trial and test connectedness learning, including aspects of the GE2.0 model and toolkit for their contexts over a period of approximately 6 months (May-November 2017), with Ruth’s mentoring input (if required). Projects already underway are OK too, providing they fit the criteria.
  • become champions for connectedness learning in their institutions – they will promote their projects and the connectedness learning approach more broadly
  • attend a 1.5 day roundtable in late 2017/ early 2018 to share their in-progress findings with one another, and to work on their chapters (travel and accommodation costs will be subsidised up to $1,000 per team)
  • submit a chapter for the edited book in early-mid 2018.

What should my expression of interest include?

Submissions are due COB April 28th 2017 by email to r.bridgstock@qut.edu.au

Submissions should include:

  • an abstract of 250-300 words that outlines your educational context/s, what the team intends to explore, the potential contribution of the project to theory and practice in higher education learning and teaching
  • details of your team and their contributions to the project
  • brief written responses to the criteria for selection above

More information

More information on GE2.0, connectedness learning, and the networked approach is available at http://www.graduateemployability2-0.com/

see particularly:

  • the Connectedness Learning Model and toolkit
  • Connectedness Learning fact-sheets
  • Connectedness Learning discussion paper and chapter