IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Designing the future of higher education through partnerships with industry and students

13 February 2020, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm

Undergraduate students in class. Photo: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez, UCL Digital Media

In his seminar, Panos Vlachopoulos will discuss the process and lessons learnt from revamping one of the largest degrees at Macquarie University.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Andrea Gauthier


Large Seminar Room
Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street

One of the challenges for higher education is identifying valuable transferable skills that industry and society need and developing courses that enable students to acquire these skills though their degrees.

Institutions need to develop university courses that equip students with transferable skills and the ability to articulate these skills to employers or when seeking further study.

Professor Panos Vlachopoulos will highlight the key findings from the design workshops that developed the new Macquarie BA framework.  

As part of the Bachelor of Arts 2020 redesign project, the Faculty of Arts used a design thinking based methodology to run a series of workshops. He will also detail the key aspects of the revamped degree and the plans for ongoing involvement of industry and students as part of the delivery of the new curriculum.

The opportunity for discussion and feedback will be provided and welcomed. 


About the Speaker

Panos Vlachopoulos

Associate Professor Panos Vlachopoulos is Associate Dean, Quality and Standards, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University

Panos is an academic educator with over 15 years of international experience in the area of higher education development and leadership. He has led large scale curriculum development projects in the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Greece and Australia. He developed a learning design methodology for team based curriculum design, a framework for reflection in professional learning and has taught for numerous years in areas of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.