the indefinite time yet to come
having capacity or ability
Future capable is a blog about learning in and for the 21st century. It’s written by Professor Ruth Bridgstock — educational futurist, scholar, researcher, and higher education teacher. This blog contains Ruth’s musings about higher, further, professional, organisational and self-education for innovation, work and life in a changing world, as well as some hand-curated content on related topics. All authored opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors, not their employers or other affiliated entities.
Who is Ruth?
I am interested in how we can develop and support ‘future capable’ learners, teachers and educational institutions. I lead research and scholarly activities into the changing world of work and the social challenges we all face, the capabilities that we need, and the approaches to learning and teaching that support their development. I’m also interested in the future capability of educational institutions, including organisational transformation and teacher professional learning. I am an Australian Office of Learning and Teaching Senior Teaching Fellow for Graduate Employability 2.0 , which is concerned with how students, teachers and educational institutions can build and use social networks for innovation, career development, and learning. I’m also Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At Griffith University, I am responsible for the institutional leadership of academic development and educator professional learning, and graduate employability strategy and initiatives.
I have significant experience as a keynote speaker, and I also provide consultancy services to educational providers about 21st century graduate capabilities, graduate employability and career development, curriculum development, higher education transformation, and teacher professional learning. I supervise higher degree students investigating these topics, and am available to examine higher degree theses (other commitments permitting). If you are interested in any of these services, please go ahead and contact me.
Ruth’s key research questions:
What individual and organisational capabilities are required for our future society and economy, and how should we learn them? Which roles can higher, further and professional education can play in the development of these capabilities? How should educational institutions transform themselves to make the most of the affordances of digital learning technologies, and where what we know about good learning is built into everything we do? How can we set these transformational processes in motion?
Where else can Ruth be found online?
Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=n7hxb64AAAAJ&hl=en