Kathleen DonohoeDirector of Future Learning
NSW Department of Education
Kathleen Donohoe has held a number of senior positions within NSW, Ireland and the United Kingdom across Secondary, Tertiary and Vocational education. She was appointed as Director of Futures Learning in April 2016.
Her career in education began as a secondary teacher in 1994 and her subsequent appointments have included curriculum development, assessment development, Lecturer, Programme Development Executive and Learning Space Manager for organisations across the world including the European Union, UNESCO and the DVC(E) at the University of Sydney.
Currently as Director, Futures Learning, her key responsibilities include leading innovation in teaching and learning through the use of space and technology, informed by progressive professional practice to deliver quality outcomes. Her team provide high level leadership, strategic advice and direction for the development of future professional practice within the school sector, ensuring high quality design and delivery in order to reposition NSW public schools as innovative leaders.
Kathleen has a strong commitment to research and evidence based approaches to emerging learning and teaching practices. Throughout Kathleen’s career she has maintained a focus on the importance of building the professional knowledge and practice of educators. She continually leads the improvement in quality teaching to inspire learning, innovation and engagement to meet the educational challenges of the future.
8:30 AM Using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) and Design Thinking to Inform Design and Ensure Effective Use of Learning Space
- Explore the possibilities of AR and VR within new learning spaces and its impact on both students and teachers
- Is this a cheaper method and how can Futures Learning support this?
- Learn how to operate and integrate AR/VR as tools in education
- Delve into a hands-on 1 hour workshop about Designing Thinking.