Transversal Skills Director, Dublin City University
Ciarán Dunne is the first Transversal Skills Director at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. This unique role is part of a major educational innovation project focused on radically re-imagining higher education and empowering students to thrive in an increasingly unscripted world by helping them to develop and evidence a range of key transversal skills, including creative thinking, ethical decision-making, futures literacy, intercultural competence, leadership, data literacy, entrepreneurship, career visioning and personal agility, to name just a few.
Ciarán has been chair of the DCU Institute of Creativity and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where he has delivered a wide variety of modules across multiple disciplines, including Sociology, Social Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Futures Thinking, Intercultural Studies, Academic Skills, and Spanish language. His research interests also extend to multiple areas and his work has been published in top-ranking international journals across a variety of disciplines, including Creativity Studies, the Sociology of Sport, Intercultural Studies, International Education, and Qualitative Research Methodology.
Ciarán is passionate about the potential for higher education to transform lives and societies and has a particular interest in creativity and how educational environments can foster this innate and highly valuable human capacity in both students and staff. His 'Credne' podcast includes conversations with scholars from all around the world, exploring how we can foster creativity in higher education and beyond.
Bonni Stachowiak is the producer and host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, which has been airing weekly since June of 2014. Bonni is the Dean of Teaching and Learning at Vanguard University of Southern California. She’s also a Professor of Business and Management and teaches a few times a year in an Educational Leadership doctoral program. She’s been teaching in-person, blended, and online courses throughout her entire career in higher education. Bonni and her husband, Dave, are parents to two curious kids, who regularly shape their perspectives on teaching and learning.
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