Learning spaces seminar


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Learning spaces seminar by Tim Rudd.

This seminar took place on 03 March 2010 at 'Building Spaces for the Future' an event drawing on recent research by Futurelab about young people’s view of what learning spaces should look like in the future to offer practical support to Local Authorities, schools and those going through building programmes such as BSF and PCP.


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    1. 1. Tim Rudd, Futurelab Learning Spaces Seminar
    2. 2. Learner voice, pupil engagement Design as pedagogy – modelling new practice
    3. 3. Beyond Current Horizons <ul><li>Information landscape - “know more stuff about more stuff” - gather, store, use, share more data </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of geography - both less and more important </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional boundaries - weakened & porous; info not tied to institution; blurring ‘work’ & ‘leisure’ </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-technological trends – more communication, collaboration, content creation, social etc. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Digital natives’ grow up – over 50% pop. 50+ by 2030?; extended life expectancy; adult-child relationships changing </li></ul><ul><li>Working with machines – redefining intelligence; challenging dependencies </li></ul>
    4. 6. Discussion: Learning in the future <ul><li>How will we learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Who with? </li></ul><ul><li>When and what for? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills and competencies? </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial implications? </li></ul>
    5. 8. <ul><ul><li>Should a school/learning space be a learning experience in and of itself? Intelligent, interactive, engaging, stimulating? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should the space be open 24/7/365? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does this have implications for ‘footprint’? Everyone in the same place and at same time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should the space be a whole community space? Should it be one of a number of learning satellites or hubs? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 9. <ul><ul><li>Should learning be supported by a range of experts – remote, experts, communities of interest and practice? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will the role of expert and learner be transient and interchangeable? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should any space be flexible for any ‘type’ of class/grouping? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the space should there be a range of different and flexible/re-configurable specific and generic learning spaces. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 10. <ul><ul><li>Should emphasis be more on building learners capacities rather than on fixed content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should learners be utilising more collaborative , communication and content creation tools? . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should locative portable and locative technologies be used to increase dynamism and the degree of learning, information and play spaces available? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should we first design – experimental or ‘pilot’ learning spaces? Places for risk taking and failure? </li></ul></ul>
    8. 11. More from Futurelab : Resources/Publications: Thinking Space (workshop resource) www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/handbooks/Handbook1570 What if..? Reimagining learning spaces (Opening Education report) 'Live-lab Academy': a hypothetical case study (Opening Education report) Reimagining outdoor learning spaces (handbook) Transforming schools for the future (provocation papers) Personalisation and Digital Technologies : (Opening Education Report) Fountaineers: Exploring the impact of whole-school co-design projects (project and case study reports) Learner Voice handbook (handbook) Learning spaces workshop cards (workshop resource): http://www.visionmapper.org.uk/ideas/spaceworkshopcards.php School redesign pack (workshop activities) http://www.visionmapper.org.uk/resource/schoolredesignpack.php   Podcasts: Reimagining the design of outdoor learning and play spaces (January 2009) Reimagining teaching for the 21st century (October 2008) Building Schools for the Future (June 2008) Web articles: A school for the 21st century - Kim Thomas (July 2009) All on board for an IKEA of learning spaces? - Merlin John (March 2009) The management of chaos: flexible learning in an inflexible system - Jim Fanning (February 2009)