The Robot Revolution, Higher Education, and the Future of Skills

Dr Nancy W. Gleason, Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning, Yale-NUS College Singapore

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : May 17, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $25.00

2018-05-17 11:45:00 2018-05-17 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore The Robot Revolution, Higher Education, and the Future of Skills - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore Register for event

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Description

We are now in a new global economy where the fusion of several technologies is not only automating production, but also knowledge.  Artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, blockchain, and biotechnology are all coming together to change how we work and live. Fast paced disruptions require that higher education institutions respond to help develop lifelong learners in new ways. Providing robust experiential learning, liberal arts pedagogy, and micro-credentialing of adult learners are essential first steps. While new job categories are hard to conceive, creative thinking, negotiation, and cognitive agility are anticipated to be essential future skills in the automation economy. The so-called, ‘robot revolution’ is upon us, and this talk provides an overview of key characteristics.

About the Speaker:

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Nancy Gleason
Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning
Yale-NUS College, Singapore

Dr. Nancy W. Gleason is Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. She oversees faculty development in teaching and student support in learning through the distinctive pedagogy of the liberal arts. She is also a Senior Lecturer of Global Affairs in the Social Sciences Division at the College, teaching and researching on pathways and structures of globalisation and the automation economy. She is currently focused on the future of work and the best way to organise higher education to respond.

Prior to joining Yale-NUS Dr. Gleason taught at Tufts College in Boston, USA for six years. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her forthcoming book with Springer Nature publishers, Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will be available in July 2018.