The symposium brings together experts from the fields of higher education, art, and science to reflect on innovative pedagogical formats, inter- and transdisciplinary bridge-building methods, and new technological tools for the future of education.
Concerns about employability prospects for contemporary students underline the urgency to rethink the wider ecosystem of future-oriented higher education. To this end it is necessary to identify the kinds of qualifications and possible occupational fields in the face of rapidly changing and globally interconnected work environments.
The event will discuss questions like: What are “21st Century Skills”? Can creativity and innovative strength, dealing with complexity, cross-disciplinary “out of the box” thinking, critical reflection skills, communication skills and a fundamental understanding of the functions and possible uses of digital technologies help?
Katharina Gsöllpointner is part of the Praxis Area ACADEMIA and will talk about the requirements for innovative and future-oriented forms higher education on the basis of trans- and cross-diciplinary, arts-based approaches.