ACU Research

Real Learning in the Changing University

On 19th October Professor Jim Nyland (Associate Vice-chancellor, ACU, Brisbane) delivered his research paper to the World Congress on Education in Dublin This research paper aimed to support the strategic vision and development of the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Brisbane Campus, focusing on its student voice in determining future needs and perspectives for the campus. The project’s findings suggest that the emphasis given to professional knowledge and practice can be underpinned by recognition of a number of factors which impact on current learning such as the importance of personal viability and self-understanding where both survival and success mean individuals must promote their skills and capacities, establish a balanced life where personal needs and social awareness are reconciled, and where responsibility for learning and self-development are recognised, not least in the world of digital communication.