Education Lab – Innovation in teaching and learning

Innovation in teaching and learning: reflections and provocations from leaders in the field

Building a community of ‘critical friends’ is a major goal of our work and this event will see these essential people evolve. It is important to have a network of colleagues that share our interest in improving the way we teach and learn in engineering and computer science and who connect those ambitions to improving life for all people on the planet.

Critical friends are people who can share in our successes but who we can also share in our our failures and challenges. In this session we have invited some critical friends from institutions around the world and around Australia to share some challenges and successes of their own and to provoke deep engagement with the complex and interconnected issues at play as we rethink the way we teach, learn and explore new ideas.

Each of the speakers will give brief presentations and there will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the session. These presentations will provide a rich starting point for the following day of facilitated discussion and CoDesign around specific directions for teaching and learning at CECS. This session is open for anyone to attend.


Abel Nyamapfene

Programme Director MSc Engineering & Education, Principal Teaching Fellow (Integrated Engineering Programme), University College London

Arlindo Silva

Associate Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Cameron Tonkinwise

Professor of Design Studies, Director, Design Innovation Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney

Celeste Carnegie

Girl Geek Academy

Euan Lindsay

Director, Charles Sturt University Engineering Foundation, Professor of Engineering

Kathi Fisler (via teleconference)

Professor (Research) and Associate Director of Undergraduate Students, Brown University Dept of Computer Science

Shriram Krishnamurthi (via teleconference)

Professor of Computer Science, Brown University Dept of Computer Science

Karl Kane

Senior Lecturer, Design, Director, Design+Democracy Project, School of Design, Massey University

Jochen Trumpf

Associate Professor, Director Software Institute, CECS ANU

Lesley Seebeck

Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Institute, CECS ANU

The CoDesign Culture Lab - led by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science - is a four-day event series featuring workshops, presentations, facilitated CoDesign sessions, and public programming to explore innovations in engineering and computer science practice, teaching and critical discourse. Join us as we explore the future of engineering and computer science and help us CoDesign a path forward that meets the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Find out about more events in this program. 

Date & time

2–5.30pm 28 Nov 2019


Marie Reay Teaching Centre, Level 6

Event series

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