The world awaiting our students is becoming increasingly complex, dynamic and unpredictable. To thrive, we are told our students will need to be creative, adaptable and able to transfer skills from one context to another with relative ease. But how do they do that effectively? Inter-disciplinary education may hold the key. The Range Project is an educational podcast that draws lessons from those who have made a habit of expanding their range. Each guest has gone beyond an area of specialisation, gained their own inter-disciplinary understanding of the world and found their passion in the process.
Studio Scotch is proudly supported by Scotch Parents and Scotch College Teaching and Learning.
After 10 years at Google, creative juggernaut Ross Warren joins us in the studio following his return to Perth. With a career trajectory many of us only dream of, Ross looks back on some of his most memorable experiences along the way including the infamous Google interview process, joining Google's Creative Lab, the Summit Against Violent Extremism, heading up Youtube's Brand Operations and his most recent stint at Google's in-house incubator, Area 120. Ross also reflects on the kinds of interdisciplinary skillsets required to lead audacious projects such as 'Web Lab', a year-long interactive robotic experiment at the London Science Museum and 'Life in a Day', a Youtube facilitated feature-length film by Ridley Scott. Ross finishes our chat with a glimpse into Perth's burgeoning tech industry and the role he might play in its future.
Dr Dave McCutcheon
Join us for a conversation with Scotch College alumni, Dr Dave McCutcheon: Emergency specialist, father of three kids and a life-long musician. Dave gives us some fascinating insights into the challenges faced by emergency health workers in the context of a global pandemic. We also discuss ways in which Emergency medicine demands an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in what are occasional life and death situations. Finally, Dave reflects on his own educational experience and shares some lessons for the future.
Perennial student and passionate teacher, Akram Azimi, shares his incredible life journey as a young boy seeking refuge from war-torn Afghanistan to winning the Young Australian of the Year in 2013. As a keen inter-disciplinarian, Akram holds a triple major degree in law, sciences and the arts from the University of Western Australia and is now a practising sociologist completing his post-doctoral studies at UWA under a Hackett scholarship. In this episode we explore many topics close to the Akram's heart including education, ethics, law, epistemology and the interdisciplinary nature of problem-solving in the real world.
Pierre makes a living by deceiving people......but not in the way you might think. Pierre is a professional magician. In this episode, Pierre shares his varied educational background from his early days as a budding young magician in Quebec to his work as an environmental scientist in Western Australia before turning his passion for magic into a full-time gig.