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2020 has seen collaboration and innovation like no other year in recent times. Industry and researchers are coming together with the goal of solving problems through fit for purpose outcomes.
But this type of collaboration isn’t new, especially in regions. The panel will discuss regional place-based innovation, with a particular focus on the Mallee in Victoria. The Mallee Regional Innovation Centre will feature as an example that is bringing together side by side, physically and now virtually, industry, business and researchers with common interests, to develop place-based projects that will add value and create impact in the region. Together they innovate and create better projects because they are shaped by those on the ground.
The Centre is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and SuniTAFE. The Centre four focal areas are water, horticulture, energy and the environment.
Traditional models of educating school children in Australia have seen significant changes in recent years. Buoyed by growing inner-urban residential populations and land scarcity, several cities around the country have adopted a campus model with a long history in Europe, Asia and America: vertical schools. And while a shift to digital learning has been underway for some years, COVID-19 has escalated the use of online methods to deliver teaching and learning in ways previously unimagined.
What does all this mean for a country that can anticipate an additional one million students in the next two decades? Derek Scott (CEO and Principal, Haileybury) and Richard Leonard (Director, Hayball, whose projects include South Melbourne Primary School and Richmond High School) will discuss with Associate Professor Clare Newton what the future of learning might look like for our children.