Past innovLogue Highlights


Topic: Work And Learning: The New Normal (21 July 2020)

Panel Members:
  • Professor Stephen Billett, Professor of Adult and Vocational Education, Griffith University
  • Mr Goh Dilong, Managing Director, Giantech Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Mr Yong Wui Chiang, VP, IHH Healthcare Berhad & CEO, Parkway College
  • Dr Renee Tan, Centre Director, Centre for Innovation and Development, IAL
In the aftermath of COVID-19, there has been a huge push to move to online operations wherever possible and reduce onsite staff participation. How has work and learning been affected? What will the benefits and drawbacks be, as we navigate the new work and learning landscapes? As part of the SkillsFuture month, IAL and Griffith University present a panel of experts who discuss changes to work, workplaces and learning provisions to continue supporting workers' learning and development in the post COVID world of work and learning.

Presentation Materials:

Topic: Motivation for Learning and the Growth Mindset (27 April 2018)

Presenter: Associate Professor Nie Youyan
Panel Speakers: Ms Patsian Low, Ms Lori Figueiredo, Dr Parveen Sandhu (Panel Moderator)
Synopsis: It is widely recognised that lifelong learning is key to Singapore's economic viability in the 21st century. Many courses and programmes have been launched to help working adults pursue their continuing education. Financial and other types of support were offered at various levels. Institutions have tried to redesign their courses to address adult learners' needs such as incorporating it into bite-sized units, flexible schedules and locations. However, are these the main factors related to their intention to enrol in the courses? The session revealed the recent research findings showing that one's internal growth mindset is an even stronger predictor in addition to these types of external support. There were also engagements with the expert panel on the implications of this for Adult Educators, course designers and policy advisors.

Topic: Future of Work and Its Implications for the Training and Adult Education Sector (19 January 2018)

Presenter: Mr Darryl Parrant
Panel Speakers: Mr Lee Wee Chee, Mr Simon Freebody, Mr Daryl Lim (Panel Moderator)
Synopsis: Workplace automation, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, is expected to surge in the next three years in companies throughout the Asia Pacific. Are companies and HR functions fully prepared to address the organisational change requirements related to automation, or the opportunities offered by a larger contingent talent pool? Results from the recent Willis Towers Watson Global Future of Work Survey showcase the insights from leading industry advisory and workforce capability professionals, researchers and AE capability developers.