“The Future Ready Graduate: Redesigning Higher Education For Greater Impact”



Keynote Speakers

idris jusoh shirley carol color

YB Dato' Seri Idris Bin Jusoh
Minister of Higher Education

Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Shirley Alexander
Deputy-Vice Chancellor & Vice-President
(Education & Students)

University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Prof. Dr. Carol Costley
Director, Institute for Work Based Learning
Professor in Work Based Learning

Middlesex University, United Kingdom


What does the future graduate look like?

2017 marks the 10th year of the Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference and in recognition of the changing education-employment relationship and what it means to be a future ready graduate, the TTLC2017 will explore the theme: The Future Ready Graduate: Redesigning Higher Education for Greater Impact

The world today is one that has been disrupted by technology. With technology, young graduates have the potential to impact thousands, if not millions of people at once, and thus are able to choose options that may not have been available to graduates in generations past. For example, they may choose to take the leap directly into technopreneurship, by starting an app that meets a current gap (GrabCar/Uber), while others may choose to go into social media entertainment (YouTube), and therefore forgo traditional employment. The future ready graduate with the means may also consider other alternative pathways from traditional employment, in the form of post graduate courses, research or even volunteer work with the knowledge that they can come back to traditional employment when they are ready.

This changing environment has been met by dramatic changes in expectations surrounding how a future ready graduate should behave, what they should know, and what they need to do to be successful. In fact, the pursuit of preparing learners for the future has become increasingly focused upon in the education world today, from Early Childhood Education to Post-Graduate studies.

The TTLC2017 aims to provide a dynamic learning environment to help answer some of these questions and address the potential challenges. The conference will be a place where delegates, both local and international, from public and private institutions, from early childhood and higher education institutions, will be able to discuss and share experiences as well as challenges in the context of developing and designing their curriculum. The TTLC2017 also offers a chance to connect with industry via the keynote and forum sessions, to truly develop a ‘Future Ready Graduate’.

Publication Opportunities

The TTLC produces a wide variety of quality publications in the area of teaching and learning, recognised internationally by academics and practitioners. For example, the TTLC2014 conference proceedings had more than 12,000 chapter downloads on SpringerLink, making it one of the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant Springer eBook Collection.

In our 10th year, and in recognition of the rising standard of submissions, the TTLC2017 is partnering with the SEARCH Journal (Scopus-indexed) to publish selected papers. It is hoped this will improve the number of downloads, citations and impact of the conference and the work of contributors.

  • All full-refereed papers for the conference will automatically be distributed during the conference as part of the TTLC2017 Conference Proceedings.
  • All full papers are also eligible to be considered for publication in one of the following international peer-reviewed academic journals/publications. Papers will be reviewed in accordance to the publication or journal's normal review criteria.
  • Only a selected number of outstanding papers will be published by the SEARCH journal (Scopus-indexed).


SEARCH: The Journal of the South East Asia Research Centre for Communication and the Humanities

  • Selected high-quality papers will be submitted for consideration to the SEARCH Journal subject to author registration and payment.
  • Indexed in SCOPUS, ESCI (Thomson Reuters) and MyCite
  • Acceptance Notification : March 2018
  • Publication : March 2019

TTLC2017 Publication (Book) 

  • Selected papers accepted for the TTLC2017 will be published as book chapters in the TTLC2017 Publication by a reputable international publisher, subject to author registration and payment. 
  • Acceptance Notification : March 2018
  • Publication : Dec 2018

We invite you to submit your abstract for the TTLC2017 today!




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