The International Work Integrated Learning Unconference is a year-long programme starting on the Friday 1st July 2022, continuing until the Saturday 31st July 2023, with a one-day conference scheduled on Wednesday27th July 2022. The unconference theme will be ‘New Problems, New Solutions’ within the field of work integrated learning. Following the conference on the 27th July, we hope to facilitate collaborative partnerships and networks working on some solutions. A day event reporting back on these will take place in July 2023.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Unconference event will have collaborative opportunities informing the shape of the day event on Wednesday 27th July 2022. These collaborative activities include Bubl challenges, podcasts, promotional videos, academic abstracts, polls and digital posters and reels.
On the 27th July, we will have a region A conference 0900-1200 (GMT) (Australia region), repeated 1700-2000 (GMT) for region B (USA region). There will be an opening and closing speaker with four interactive streams, focused on:
Nick Shackleton-Jones, CEO and Founder of Shackleton Consulting
The Unconference will kick off with an introductory session from Nick Shackleton-Jones. Nick has an abundance of experience in learning and development in various companies across many different sectors.
Once signed up, you will receive member access to the unconference Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will be updated regularly until access to all the collaborative activities start on Friday 1st July 2022.
The Unconference will be hosted on the Pearson College London BlackBoard Virtual Learning System. This platform will provide access to collaborative activities that you can complete at your pace at times convenient to you. You will gain instant access to limited features after signing up, all collaborative features will be accessible from Friday 1st July.
The Unconference is a global work integrated learning forum which means it is for students, industry partners, academic institutions and academic staff who are interested in work integrated learning as well as key organisations working in work integrated learning.
Dr Trevor Gerhardt - Academic Lead for Work Integrated Learning, Pearson College London
Dr Iro Konstantinou - Business Tutor, Pearson College London
Chris Jones - Entrepreneurship Tutor
Dr Boryana Peevska-Cutting - Deputy Vice-Principal (Academic Affairs), Pearson College London
Dr Katja Jönsas - Principal Researcher, Pearson College London
Saint Walker - Deputy Dean, Escape Studios
Nathalie Peach - Director of Work Integrated Learning, Pearson College London
Karen Donovan - Business Development Partner, Pearson College London
About the organisers
Pearson College London’s mission is to become one of the UK's leading universities for in-depth industry engagement; our academic schools, Pearson Business School and Escape Studios are united by our mantra "designed, developed and delivered in partnership with industry". Immersed in the industry from day one, our students learn from successful companies, inspirational industry figures, and leading academics.