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Reshaping our Learning Spaces

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Reshaping our Learning Spaces

  1. 1. CRICOS 00111D TOID 3059 USING DIGITAL TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES TO RESHAPE OUR LEARNING SPACES Professor Mike Keppell Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations Public Infrastructure Summit October 2016
  2. 2. Preparing Students to Solve the Problems of the Future
  3. 3. Overview • Defining learning spaces • Trends and challenges • Ecosystem • Blended learning • Guiding pedagogies • Designing spaces • Professional development • Personalised learning
  4. 4. Defining Learning Spaces
  5. 5. Defining Learning Spaces • Physical, blended or virtual learning environments that enhance learning • Physical, blended or virtual ‘areas’ that motivate a learner to learn
  6. 6. Defining Learning Spaces • Spaces where both teachers and learners optimise the perceived and actual affordances of the space • Spaces that promote authentic learning interactions (Keppell & Riddle, 2012, 2013).
  7. 7. Trends and Challenges
  8. 8. Trends
  9. 9. Challenges
  10. 10. Swinburne Ecosystem
  11. 11. Ecosystem Pathways and Vocational Education Higher Education Work Integrated Learning
  12. 12. Blended Learning
  13. 13. Formal on-campus teaching spaces Informal on-campus learning spaces Online learning and teaching spacesBlended Learning On-Campus Learning and Teaching at Swinburne
  14. 14. Guiding Pedagogies
  15. 15. Authentic Learning • …require students to complete complex real-world tasks over a period of time in collaboration with others as they would in a real setting or workplace (Herrington, 2006)
  16. 16. Authentic Assessment • Empowering the learner by engaging them in assessment tasks that simulate or engage the learner in real-life situations. • “Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively” (Wiggins, 1993, p. 229).
  17. 17. Personalised Learning • Learning pathways • ePortfolios • The knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable learning and act as a catalyst to empower the learner to continue to learn (Keppell, 2015)
  18. 18. Peer Learning • Students teaching and learning from each other. • Sharing ideas, knowledge and experiences • Emphasises interdependent as opposed to independent learning (Boud, 2001).
  19. 19. Designing Spaces
  20. 20. Principles of Learning Space Design • Comfort:  a space  which creates a physical and mental sense of ease and well-being • Aesthetics: pleasure which includes the recognition of symmetry, harmony, simplicity and fitness for purpose • Flow: the state of mind felt by the learner when totally involved in the learning experience
  21. 21. Principles of Learning Space Design • Equity: consideration of the needs of cultural and physical differences • Blending: a mixture of technological and face-to-face pedagogical resources • Affordances: the “action possibilities” the learning environment provides the users • Repurposing: the potential for multiple usage of a space (Souter, Riddle, Keppell, 2010)
  22. 22. SWINBURNE FIRE STATION
  23. 23. Professional Development
  24. 24. Empowering our Learners
  25. 25. Knowledge Skills and Attitudes • Knowledge is now co- created • Skills form a basis for learning • Attitudes influence beliefs and behaviours
  26. 26. Personalised Learning Toolkit • Digital literacies • Seamless learning • Self-regulated learning • Learning-oriented assessment • Lifelong and life-wide learning • Flexible learning pathways
  27. 27. Levels of Digital Literacies • Digital Competency • knowing how to use digital tools • Digital Fluency • applying digital knowledge and skills • Digital Design • user-generated content • ‘learner-as-designer’
  28. 28. Levels of Seamless Learning • On-campus • comfortable with formal and informal spaces • Virtual campus • comfortable with blended, online, social media • Anywhere • trains, cafes, teleworking
  29. 29. Physical Virtual Formal Informal InformalFormal Blended Mobile Personal Outdoor Professional Practice Distributed Learning Spaces Academic
  30. 30. Personalised Learning • …the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable learning and act as a catalyst to empower the learner to continue to learn (Keppell, 2015)
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