Teaching Seminar with Professor Andreas Heinecke

30 August, 2016 - 15:30 to 18:30
Room 343, Building 78, UQ St Lucia

This teaching seminar will present the experiences and approaches of three speakers, who have implemented experiential and transformative learning practices in their class rooms.

UQ attracts high-achieving students who are capable of envisioning a different world and who want to create and lead positive change. However, responsible leadership for a better world requires a curriculum that goes beyond rational exploration of societal issues and solutions. New forms of teaching programs need to be invented to enable students to experience the inner development from an egocentric attitude towards a social conduct, which is essential if we are to truly ‘create change’.

Professor Andreas Heinecke is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur and Professor of social business at the European Business School (EBS) in Germany. Andreas will share his insights and the teaching innovations he has developed based on experimental and transformative learning theory, which he has implemented globally through Dialogue Social Enterprise over the past decades.  

Dr Lance Newey, a Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School and recent recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, will share his experience in seeing the profound student reaction after introducing personal development into curriculum within his Entrepreneurship Incubator course (TIMS7331).

Dr Anna Krzeminska, a Lecturer at UQ Business School and leader of the School’s engagement with the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, will share insights from her work of implementing the PRME at UQ Business School. She will highlight how the employment of mindfulness practices in the curricula of both large undergraduate classes (MGTS1301) and her postgraduate course on Social Enterprises and Not-for-Profits (MGTS7308) have profoundly complemented knowledge-based and rational exploration of class room content.