Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures)

Professor Si BedfordSimon Bedford

Professor Simon Bedford is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Futures at Western Sydney University.  He is responsible for the leadership of strategic educational innovation and collaboration to shape the University's commitment to ensuring its students fulfil their potential to become influential global citizen-scholars in a new technology-enabled world.

His passion and expertise for curriculum transformation comes from his life-long belief in supporting students to create their own roadmap through courses of study that too often contain knowledge that is large and nebulous but, has to be learned in order for students to be successful in their chosen discipline area.  His contribution to curriculum transformation continues to expand as he leads Western Sydney University 21C Project and the collaborative delivery of new staff development programs to support the design and implementation of that curriculum with in new technology enabled learning spaces.

Professor Bedford is an award winning teacher who has worked in the field of Higher Education for 25 years and as a researcher supervises HDR students all drawing on a range of conceptual frameworks, methodologies and methods in the areas of learning analytics, assessment literacies, and curriculum design. He has helped to drive several national projects, leads the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) group looking at assessment quality and is working with Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT) on a national peer review of assessments project.

Contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures)

Ms Jacqueline Simoni
Executive Assistant
Werrington: (02) 9678 7874 | Parramatta: (02) 9685 9658