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  • Designing Spaces for Effective Learning “ Spaces are themselves agents for change. Changed spaces will change practice.”
  • Key issues to be considered
    • What is the relationship between learning space design, technology and practice?
  • Key issues to be considered
    • What is the relationship between learning space design, technology and practice?
  • Key issues to be considered
    • What kind of learning spaces will best inspire and support learners?
  • Key issues to be considered
    • Will the need for physical learning spaces diminish as online learning increases?
    • How should technology be embedded in the
    • learning spaces?
    • How can we ensure that what we design today
    • stands the test of time?
  • There can be no one blueprint for the design of learning and teaching spaces but , “ What is important is that designs of physical spaces are linked to the institution’s strategic vision for teaching and learning and that this is articulated in every detail of the design, and shared with all stakeholders, including learners.” Designing Spaces for Effective Learning, JISC 2006
  • TTSI Strategic Intent Our Vision To be the best trade and technical vocational institute in the world. Our Purpose As the leading flexible vocational institute we collaborate with industry and business to create world class workforce capabilities.
  • We value and foster: • Innovation : developing new and improved ways of doing business and meeting client needs. • Excellence : achieving high quality outcomes in the development of programs and service delivery. We are serious about performance and strive for excellence in all we do including continuous improvement of policies, programs and services and commitment to staff learning and development. • Learning : recognise that learning takes many forms and we value learning at all levels. For our Institute to grow and develop, we value continuous learning to enable us to challenge the status quo, initiate change, seek and learn from feedback from our colleagues, partners and clients, take time to reflect on our successes and mistakes. • Doing the right things right : all our activities should be strategically aligned, professional, efficient and effective.
    • We shape our buildings,
    • and afterwards, our buildings shape us
    • Winston Churchill
  • Effective Learning Learning needs to be Pervasive Flexible And continuous Active Social Inclusive
  • Designing 21 st century learning spaces Think of a ‘learning’ space within your own institution or a space you have seen… How has technology been integrated into this space? How could this space be transformed to provide a more effective learning environment?
  • Key principles for designing effective learning spaces
    • An educational building is an expensive long-term resource. The design of its individual spaces needs to be…
  • Key principles for designing effective learning spaces
    • Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies
    • Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated and reconfigured
    • Bold and creative – to look beyond tried and tested technologies and pedagogies and to energise and inspire learners and tutors
    • Supportive – to develop the potential of all learners
    • Enterprising – to make each space capable of supporting different purposes
  • Key messages from Designing Spaces for Effective Learning
    • For the future, we need to consider …
    • Spaces designed to provide simultaneous support for f2f and virtual learning
    • A higher profile given to wireless-enabled learning spaces in a variety of formats
    • And to student-centred pedagogic approaches using mobile and wireless technologies
    • Greater emphasis on developing learners’ wider skills, especially creativity and adaptability
  • Possible specialised areas in learning spaces
    • Electronics/electrical Laboratory
    • Industrial automation and control
    • Pneumatic and hydraulics applications
    • Instrumentation laboratory
    • Communication theory/practice workshop.
    • Motor and control
    • Home automation
    • Alternative/renewable energy –sustainable energy
    • Electrical appliance repair
    • Motor rewinding workshop
    • Lighting/heating theory/practice
    • Electrical apprenticeship/prevocational
    • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Domestic/commercial
      • Refrigeration Practical work learning space
      • Building management and research
      • A/C Practical/theory classroom.
      • Shopfront/bar/service area
      • Cooling tower
    • Capstone test
    • Computer assisted/simulator based laboratory.
    • General computer rooms.
    • Meeting/interview rooms.
    • Electrical wiring room.
    • Student staging area (150 students)
  • Computer Room 15mX15m with 30 workstations
  • Computer Assisted Learning Room (NIDA/DEGEM)
  • An example of the use of technology in the establishment of a student centric learning space???