Prof Stephen Billett is the Professor of Adult and Vocational Education at Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia and also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, whose focuses are on the relations between learning and work.
He researches learning through and for work and has published widely in fields of learning of occupations, workplace learning, work and conceptual accounts of learning for vocational purposes.
Prof Billett was a Fulbright Professional Scholar, awarded a 2009-2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellowship, and began a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on learning through practice in June 2011. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Jyvasksla University (Finland) for his contributions to educational science and elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia in 2015.
He has had a long association with Singapore through his research and teaching in the island national state.
Keynote Topic: How Learning through Work and Innovations can Co-occur
In today’s workplaces, workers need to learn for, through and across their work lives, whilst realising workplace and occupational innovations at the same time. The presentation will examine the co-occurrence between innovation and learning, discuss ways in which this co-occurrence can be generated, supported and shared in Singapore, and address roles that may possibly be played by CET practitioners.