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

1st November, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


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

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The 2022 Webinar Series aims to bring together educators from Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking, new possibilities and 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, 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 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.

Louise McWhinnie is an Emeritus Professor, previously the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She has lived and worked as an academic in three continents (Europe, Asia, and Australia), with her research conducted predominantly within a fourth (North America).

With UTS’s transdisciplinary vision, Prof. McWhinnie was one of a core team of academics who designed and launched Australia’s first undergraduate transdisciplinary programme, which quickly grew to become amongst the university’s most sought-after programmes and is now accompanied by postgraduate and doctoral programmes. With its significant integration of industry, industry partners, staff and students, work is undertaken to address wicked, complex and connected problems beyond the boundaries of singular disciplines. Such educational innovation has resulted in a growing number of awards.

Louise’s own research and its integration into teaching has resulted in national and university awards and citations. She has also undertaken print, radio and TV interviews, and delivered keynotes, masterclasses and presentations in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Auckland, Istanbul, Washington DC, Chicago and Boston (amongst many others), as well as keynote presentations for schools, businesses and educational associations within NSW and across Australia.


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.

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