Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock is passionate about developing ‘future capable’ learners, teachers, and educational institutions. Her activities are all centered on the question of how higher education can foster capabilities for productive participation in the 21st century knowledge economy and society. Ruth is 2015-2016 Australian National Senior Teaching Fellow for Graduate Employability 2.0, which is concerned with how people can foster and make the most of professional connections and social networks for innovation and problem solving, career development, and lifelong learning. Her fellowship articulates a model of connectedness learning comprising individual capabilities, key pedagogies, and enabling strategies to cultivate productive professional relationships and networks.
future capabilities, career development learning, connectedness learning, social networks, digital networks