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Future learning spaces workshop

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Designing design principles for the collaborative development of learning spaces

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Future learning spaces workshop

  1. 1. Future Thinking: Learning Spaces how we can envision our future learning Sheffield Hallam University, 14 January 2016 Andrew Middleton @andrewmid @DrAlisonPurvis Alison Purvis
  2. 2. Acollaborative workshop Aim Consider how spaces can be designed to promote learning Objective Co-produce a Learning Spaces Lens that can be shared as a University resource to support future thinking about designing and using learning spaces envisioning learning spaces for the near future
  3. 3. Design Lens? Our job today is to create a design lens about designing and managing effective learning spaces A lens creates a way for designers to, • work collaboratively - whoever they are • bring into focus real possibilities • freely develop possibilities together based on sound principles • present a small set of 'true enough' concepts from which designers can imagine new possibilities that recognise their context designing through sound principles
  4. 4. Designers use design principles e.g. curriculum designers The Assessment Lens, Authentic Learning Lens, Employability Lens, and Learning Engagement Lens are examples of lenses that we have already designed here at SHU.
  5. 5. Who will use our design lens? • Academics • Facilities Directorate • Architects • Students • Timetabling staff • AV leaders • Future Learning Space leaders • Anyone who does not understand the relationship of space to learning – but needs to
  6. 6. What happens in a design workshop? Academics Facilities Directorate Architects Students Timetabling staff AV leaders Future Learning Space leaders Anyone who does not understand the relationship of space to learning People collaborate to confidently explore ideas based on established principles and good ideas
  7. 7. What are we going to actually make today? Structured around 7 principles and hundreds of good ideas Learning Spaces Design Lens
  8. 8. Innovator ground rules • No ‘hierarchies’ • No fear • Every idea is a good idea • Forget the barriers and problems • Forget all you know • Imagine the impossible • Have fun • Create a fast-paced, vibrant atmosphere • Share what you learn • Create a real vision You can smile and point at these ground rules whenever it helps! IDEO’s Deep Dive • One conversation at a time • Stay focused • Encourage wild ideas • Defer judgement • Build on the ideas of others • Focused chaos • Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the loan genius • Try stuff and ask forgiveness (not permission) • Fail often in order to succeed sooner

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