Formation by Design Collaborators Span the Globe

Formation by Design Collaborators Span the Globe

February 24, 2015 News 0

The Formation x Design project is transcending national borders thanks to the collaboration of Randy Bass, Georgetown’s vice provost for education, and international leaders. Ruth Deakin Crick, program director for the Master in Science in Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education in the University of Bristol; and Simon Buckingham Shum, professor of learning informatics, and director of the new Connected Intelligence Centre at University of Technology Sydney, are part of the project’s consultant team. Since its advent, the project has gained momentum in determining how formational learning occurs, and how it can be measured and best applied within higher education. Both Buckingham Shum and Deakin Crick – whose work focuses on formational pedagogical practices, digitally integrated education, and learning analytics – are working with the Future(s) team to advance a deeper understanding of Georgetown’s value to educate and develop the whole person.

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Ruth Deakin Crick and Simon Buckingham Shum | Source:

Recently, Buckingham Shum composed a piece on the Learning Emergence website about Bass’s direction for higher education and how Formation x Design is “defining the contours of this new landscape.” To read more about Dr. Buckingham Shum’s perspective on the Formation x Design initiative, visit Learning Emergence.


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