The robust flexibility of problem based learning models

Dr Rohan Nicol, School of Art and Design

Learn how Rohan Nicol responded to the challenge of teaching jewellery making online when COVID-19 took us off campus, in March 2020. He will show how challenging times provided rich learning experiences and unexpectedly led to the emergence of the modern aristocrap, King of hoarders.

Speaker Bio

Rohan Nicol is a Crafts practitioner, designer and educator. His creative work has attracted national recognition through competitive awards and acquisitions by major galleries and museums. Rohan’s professional career in Education is underpinned by his experience working in a wide variety of settings, including universities, TAFE and secondary schools for over twenty years. His interest in educational transformation and progressive pedagogies started while lecturing curriculum development and assessment in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University. Currently an academic at the ANU School of Art and Design, Rohan’s teaching philosophy suggests that Art, Craft and Design offer a unique lens to understand and affect our world; his courses and programs are developed with a view that creative arts are to provide students with a platform to test ideas for emergent and uncertain futures.


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