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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Associate Professor Trevor Cullen

Friday, 15 September 2017


Presenter: Associate Professor Trevor Cullen

Title: Life is a cabaret old chum – except if you’re a graduate.

Biography: Associate Professor Cullen is Associate Dean for Design, Media and Communications in the School of Arts and Humanities. He is also the Director of CREATEC and has received several university and national teaching awards and research grants. Currently, he is working with two other professors from Curtin and Murdoch universities on a national teaching and learning project dealing with graduate employability. Visit Trevor's research website for more information.

Abstract: Research on the future of work reveals that tomorrow’s graduates face up to seven career changes in their working lives and up to 15 different jobs. On top of this, 40 per cent of today’s jobs will not exist in 10 years. The good news for graduates is that new jobs will be created. However, they will constantly evolve and fragment. It means teachers have to adopt a new mindset and prepare students, not for one job but for a life of jobs,and develop skills that help students adapt to such transitions. These include well-developed personal and professional identities, solid reflective practices and the ability to be resilient and embrace lifelong learning. This talk examines current research and explores new initiatives.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Cost: Free
Light lunch will be provided


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