Fiona Salisbury, Director of CAUL’s Enabling a Modern Curriculum program, will facilitate a workshop-style event with three expert speakers on the topic and breakout rooms to obtain input from CAUL members. The aim of the workshop is to inform the direction of the new CAUL program that will build on the earlier Digital Dexterity program and complement CAUL’s other strategic programs.
With the current focus on online learning as a result of the disruption brought about by COVID-19, what does the modern curriculum mean for libraries and how can libraries enable the curriculum? There are many possibilities and this workshop brings together speakers who will stimulate, provoke and inspire our thinking through a number of lenses, including the following:
- Enabling students as partners in the modern curriculum
- Enabling collections and content in the modern curriculum: reading lists, OERs, open textbooks, cultural objects and more
- Enabling digital dexterity in the modern curriculum
- Enabling a modern curriculum to support student wellbeing
Enabling a Modern Curriculum is one of four strategic themes for CAUL for 2020-2022. As the role of education in society is challenged and redefined by changes in the global economy, the new nature of work as well as rapid technological advances, enabling a modern curriculum is essential. A modern curriculum is defined by lifelong learning, student success, digital dexterity, career readiness and new learning paradigms. University libraries are well placed to build national partnerships for innovation and to work with academics to lead the transformation of learning and teaching at their institutions.
A modern curriculum can be enabled by re-imagining skill development, services, spaces and resources. Innovation can be driven through the collective development of sustainable, affordable and collective approaches to the provision of learning and information resources. By focusing on how libraries might enable a modern curriculum CAUL is prioritising the needs of library clients and promoting the success and career readiness of current and future university students and graduates
Workshop speakers include:
- Prof Helen Partridge Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching & Learning, Deakin University
- Prof Sally Kift, President – Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF)
- Dr Mollie Dollinger, Academic Lead, Student Partnerships, La Trobe University
You are invited to register for the following CAUL event. Please register here by close of business on Monday 28 September 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Larissa Denham at email@example.com
This event is open to staff in CAUL Member institutions only and is targeted primarily at University Librarians, deputies/associates and other senior library staff working in related areas.