A space to learn
SPACE is never neutral.
It impacts everything we do, whether our intention is to socialise, create and to learn; it influences the behaviour of those within it providing both opportunity and/or constraint.
The field of Learning and Teaching is becoming increasingly complex. It is harder than ever for teachers to be able to engage students, enjoy teaching - and ensure that constructive, valuable and worthwhile learning occurs. The learning space can either help or hinder your capability to teach and to learn.
Sebel Research Director Andrew Ford has spent the last 18 months talking to more than 2500 educators about their learning spaces; exploring what a learning environment should look like and how it should operate, informing the design team on furniture design to support the learner and the teacher.
Ford has come to realise that changes to the learning environment are now so significant that many assumptions relating to its design may be wrong and therefore, have a negative impact on teaching and learning engagement and long term outcomes.
For this reason, the concept of Space 2 Learn was born.
A free, non-partisan learning platform, Space 2 Learn is a social learning space designed with the teacher in mind, where educators and interested stakeholders can share what they know (and explore what they don’t) about designing learning spaces.
A panel of key contributors has been established. Experts within the fields of education, technology, psychology and design will share solutions and ideas discussing new pedagogy, behavioural management and the use of technology and space to create new, engaging and fulfilling teaching and learning experiences.
Ford will launch Space2learn in June at EDUTECH during his session: A Space to Learn; for Every Type of Learner.
Register your interest by visiting: space2learn.org.