The conference focuses on Authentic Learning in Higher Vocational Education, drawing together diverse fields and complex debates. It not only treads in the fields of cognitive, social and cultural studies, but brings together debates surrounding authentic…
The conference focuses on Authentic Learning in Higher Vocational Education, drawing together diverse fields and complex debates. It not only treads in the fields of cognitive, social and cultural studies, but brings together debates surrounding authentic learning, pedagogy and emerging technologies within the context of vocational higher education. Against this background the conference provides a platform to discuss contextualized pedagogies within authentic learning environments that prepare higher education students to face the challenges and complexities of an extremely demanding workplace that is neither well-defined nor equal.
The Conference takes place from 31 August - 3 September 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa at the UCT Graduate School of Business in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
The theme of the conference is: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN AUTHENTIC LEARNING CONTEXTS WITHIN HIGHER VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. Welcoming international researchers, educators, policy makers and leaders from the private sector, the conference provides a forum to share and discuss research, trends and implications of developments in emerging technologies on higher vocational education and contextualized pedagogies.
An additional Creative Design Thinking workshop day has been included on 3 September 2015. Participants will be introduced to the process of design thinking as an alternative to traditional problem solving techniques. From contextually embedded situational analysis to ethical considerations, participants will experience the real-world design process in a hands-on environment.