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When you reflect on your experience in the workforce, what changes have you observed? How are these changes influencing your current and future roles? What questions might you ask to better prepare yourself for your future career aspirations? And what core skills do you need to help you to get started in navigating this process?
Future Proofing for Disruption explores these questions as you develop skills to take control of your future career and tackle current challenges in your organisation or industry.
The course will challenge you to position yourself in the context of the trends shaping the future of work. It will provide an opportunity for you to frame the questions you have, and to reflect and think critically about the future challenges and the impact they might have on the questions you are asking yourself about your career.
The course will provide you with the real-time experience of framing a challenge and working through the design thinking process, in a practical and personalised approach known as Studio Learning. Supported by your team, you will explore ideas around the challenge and prototype and test potential solutions.
Some of the most disrupted roles currently include:
This course includes self-paced, online learning activities, plus over 30 hours of ‘live and online’ synchronous faciliated studio sessions via Zoom with academic experts. There are four live sessions on Monday evenings for two hours (5-7pm) and three live sessions on Saturdays (10-noon and 1-5pm). All sessions involve group work during the session and individual and group pre-work with online materials that the academic experts coach you through.
Week 0: Getting started and establishing your learning portfolio (self-paced/online)
Work through 'Get Started' (module 1) and complete 'professional learning plan' sections. Download and set-up free apps: UTS Zoom, Canvas, MS-Teams (including setting up profiles).
Saturday 8 August: Introduction to design thinking and team formation (all day)
Bring your ideas and draft professional learning plan along to Saturday’s session as we start working through design thinking modules and form teams.
Monday 10 August: Framing and defining a team challenge
Read - 'Defining and Framing your Challenge', ready to start secondary research in the context of the future of work or technology trends shaping work in the studio.
Monday 17 August: Exploring your challenge - Research & insight generation
Read - 'Deep Dive', in preparation for the studio session. Explore the challenge space in the context of the future of work or technology trends shaping work in the studio.
Monday 24 August: Submit assignment 1 - Professional learning plan (worth 30%)
Saturday 29 August: Exploring your challenge - Research & insight generation (all day)
Conduct research and generate insights to present and reflect upon. Read - 'Exploring your Solution Space', in preparation for the studio session on ideation and prototyping.
Monday 31 August: Exploring your challenge
Ideation & prototyping, during which participant teams present assignment 2.1 (worth 10%). Group gives an oral reflective commentary of around 5 minutes with documented evidence of their group’s effective collaboration and the design and learning processes. Continue with exploration of the solution space in the studio session. Read - 'Experimenting', and continue exploring your challenge.
Monday 7 September: Exploring your challenge
Experimenting module, during which participant teams present assignment 2.2 (worth 10%). Group gives an oral reflective commentary of around 5 minutes with documented evidence of their group’s effective collaboration and the design and learning processes. Continue experimenting in the studio session and in the following weeks until the next assessment and final session.
Monday 21 September: Submit assignment
Participants submit a 500-word written reflective commentary (in their learning log) on their own synthesis of critical feedback.
Saturday 26 September: Communicating and presenting your research (all day)
The final session will focus on presentations and reflections by teams. As part of this, participant teams present assignment 2.3 (worth 10%). Group gives an oral reflective commentary of around 5 minutes with documented evidence of their group’s effective collaboration and the design and learning processes.
Sunday 11th October: Submit assessment 3 - Summative reflective entry on professional learning
Assignment length is to be 500 words or equivalent and Portfolio url.
Assignment 1: Professional Learning Plan -Your CaLL (worth 30%)
Task: Participants create a portfolio that houses the Capability and Learning Log Process (Your CaLL process). This involves developing a professional learning plan, which summarises a key challenge in their workplace or articulates a future desired career direction. The plan incorporates an introduction, professional context statement, learning profile, professional learning network and goals. 1000 words equivalent Portfolio url.
Assignment 2: Group and Individual Reflections (worth 40%)
Task: Participants communicate and collaborate with each other by giving, receiving and responding to insights, provocations and critical feedback in the studio and via online discussions and interactions. Participants submit a 500-word written reflective commentary (in their Learning Log) on their own synthesis of critical feedback and provide oral reflective commentaries with documented evidence of their group’s effective collaboration and the design and learning processes.
Assignment 3: Summative Reflective Entry on Professional Learning (worth 30%)
Task: Drawing on ideas generated by studio and online discussions, studio activities and scholarly readings in this and other subjects, participants write a summative reflection for their learning Log (Portfolio). The summative reflection evaluates their learning, justifies future actions in terms of learning about professional learning, identifies refinement or modifications of the professional learning plan, and integrates a minimum of 4 scholarly sources. 500 words plus Portfolio url.
Satisfactory completion and passing of assessment tasks.
Computer with camera and Zoom capabilities.
Supplied on Canvas