Advancing the Theory and Practice of Self-Determined Learning
Heutagogy: Reconceptualising Learning for the 21st Century – Stewart Hase
Since its inception in 2000, heutagogy or self-determined learning, has been discussed and applied in a number of different settings across the globe. This keynote address explores the fundamentals of heutagogy and its theoretical underpinnings. We will also examine a long overdue reconceptualization of learning based on advances in neuroscience and how this fits within heutagogy. Finally we will review recent applications. Consistent with the principles of heutagogy the session will be interactive involving a live Twitter feed and group discussion. To gain maximum benefit participants are requested to read about heutagogy by accessing the various papers and commentary that can be found on the web and particularly the heutagogy community of practice at https://heutagogycop.wordpress.com/. Participants can also contact Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s learners need to be well-prepared for the complex demands of ever-fluctuating, international business environments. To help students contend with this rapid pace of change, our institutions of higher education need to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure their success. But how to achieve this when what we teach learners today can easily change and even be irrelevant tomorrow? Heutagogy provides meaningful, pedagogical guidance for navigating a shifting higher education landscape, as well as a rapidly evolving technological one. This keynote will discuss the barriers that have kept us from implementing heutagogy within higher education in the past and the more recent developments that are causing those barriers to slowly begin slipping away. We will also consider why it is necessary for higher education to adopt forms heutagogical practice in order to prepare students for lifelong learning and the web 2.0 and social media that help us do just that.