Informed by Partnership Pedagogy (opens in a new window), the four Curriculum Challenges will bring together teams from across the university to collaborate on targeted, at-scale, and transdisciplinary curriculum development which will provide high-profile and high-value curriculum content to transform our current degree offerings in order that our courses develop these capacities in students.
The first round of Curriculum Challenges kicked off in October 2019 and will conclude in December 2020. It will be led by eight Curriculum Champions:
Future Thinkers: Dr Jenna Condie and Dr James Gourley
Global Citizens: Associate Professor Brett Bennett and Prof Tonia Gray
Innovative Entrepreneurs: Associate Professor Jo-Anne Chuck and Dr Tendai Chikweche
Sustainability Advocates: Dr Neil Perry and Associate Professor Ricky Spencer.
These inaugural Curriculum Champions will be supported by a Challenge team comprising Curriculum Fellows, External Partners, expert Visiting Scholars, Curriculum Challenge Student Partners and Learning Design Student Interns. Supporting all the Challenges is a 21C Stakeholder Group (opens in a new window) which harnesses the expertise of colleagues across the University, and a selection of 21C Challenge Mentors who will add additional subject-matter expertise and partner networks to the curriculum challenges.
In addition to their contributions to the Curriculum Challenges, the students will work alongside the existing 21C Student Curriculum Partners (opens in a new window) in a new Student Partnership X-Change Hub to share experiences of working in partnership with staff; to develop resources; to curate and participate in events; and engage in a program of scholarly research.
Each member of a Challenge team will also have access to the Western Educational Fellowship Scheme (WEFS) (opens in a new window). WEFS supports the university community - academic and professional staff - to become Fellows of Advance Higher Education.
Further information The 21C Curriculum work is led by Dr Tai Peseta and the 21C Program Manager, Gillian Brown. In the first instance, send your inquiry to 21C@westernsydney.edu.au.