New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 6 – Educating Beyond our Future (Transdisciplinary Innovation)

1st November, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


01/11/2022 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The 2022 Webinar Series aims to bring together educators from Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking and possibilities to explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future.

If we ourselves have built upon the education that we were provided with, then how do we design and engage students in an education not only for their present but also for their future? How does education need to change if in our present we acknowledge that we are accelerating at unprecedented speed towards a very different future?

This webinar does not provide answers, but instead throws down challenges for all of us as educators and questions what we understand the future to be and how we understand our role as educators, as agents of change.

This webinar will presented by Emeritus Professor Louise McWhinnie.

Emeritus Professor Louise McWhinnie was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney, the first new faculty at UTS in two decades. Over the last three decades Louise has lived and worked as a designer and academic in three continents (Australia, Asia and Europe), and in the last decade her research has been conducted within a fourth (America).

Her research and its integration into teaching have resulted in an Australian Teaching and Learning Council citation and a UTS Learning and Teaching Award, as well as being ‘highly commended’ in the Vice Chancellor’s Research Awards for integration of research into teaching. Over recent years Louise has delivered presentations, papers, master classes and professional workshops within Australia and abroad. She has worked closely with Creative Intelligence and Innovation staff and students in transdisciplinary teams working with industry and government on a series of wicked problems.


Target audience – STEM professionals, teachers and school leaders

Delivery mode – Zoom

Presenters – Emeritus Professor Louise McWhinnie, and Aleida Mabarrack, Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA


For registration enquiries please contact Emily Metelmann.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event


There is no fee to attend this session.