Tag: Learning Spaces

Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Helping a cohort of 52 business students to design and curate their exhibition of the 11 week Reflective Practitioner module provided an interesting opportunity for students to come up with imaginative ways of displaying their work. Task   The exhibition design, artefacts and curation represented a piece of course work, and two streams of students were…Continue Reading Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Why a Studio? A workshop on Innovative Learning Space at Copenhagen Business School

Imagine a suite of spaces, specifically designed for and dedicated to exploring, trying out, developing and sharing innovative teaching ideas. Where you can work with a small group of colleagues for a couple of hours, or run a whole day or even a week long event.  Where you could bring a cohort of say 50…Continue Reading Why a Studio? A workshop on Innovative Learning Space at Copenhagen Business School

Node chair renaming

A number of learning spaces now sport node chairs.   These chairs are on castors and can be moved around the room.  It has a tray underneath for storing bags and a tray at lap height for computers/tablets/smartphones/books/papers.  The chairs can be used individually or pushed together to enable pair or group work.  Unfortunately ‘node’ doesn’t…Continue Reading Node chair renaming

New Models for Teaching in HE Working Group

At City University, London we are developing more and more flexible learning spaces.  Increasingly academics are using pedagogic models that enhance learning by utilising the learning technologies we have and focus on interactivity, collaboration and participation.  We have a number of smaller flexible learning spaces, but how does this work with larger groups? The Educational…Continue Reading New Models for Teaching in HE Working Group

Squiggle glass

This is squiggle glass Squiggle on it using whiteboard or neon board marker pens Squiggle glass is magnetic Put up paper using magnets… …add post-it notes… …and squiggles Project an image using the pod… …annotate the image… …turn off the image to see just your annotations Take photos to record how you have used the…Continue Reading Squiggle glass

Creating flexible learning spaces and the flipped lecture

Increasingly we are aware that learning does not happen by passively receiving information.  The traditional lecture where one lecturer talks and students sit quietly in rows listening and taking notes has limited use.  At City University London we are bringing about changes in the smaller learning spaces we have to create a number of flexible…Continue Reading Creating flexible learning spaces and the flipped lecture

Using Cultural Spaces for Learning

  An exhibition with the theme of death may not immediately spring to mind as place for teaching and learning but proved to be a rich source of ideas for a group of MAAP students (Masters in Academic Practice) as part of their Leading Change in Higher Education Module. I led this session at The…Continue Reading Using Cultural Spaces for Learning

The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

First-year tutor group on SWOT and Time Management

My final blog post reflecting on newly implemented practices last year is a long-overdue write-up of my experiences teaching different classes in one of City’s innovative Learning Spaces, which have been much talked about recently on Educational Vignettes. I have followed the Learning Spaces project with interest since its inception, so I was delighted that…Continue Reading The New Learning Space: Experiences of Three Different Classes

Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

 Dont Walk Away, Have Your Say! was an LDC event at the end of last term on the main walkway, aiming  to capture student views and promote three of the ongoing LDC projects. I invited artist Susie Howarth to visualise students ideas on learning space design. With major building work scheduled at City and imminent…Continue Reading Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

Don’t walk away have your say: Learning Development Associates’ Event

At the end of last year, the Learning Development Associates staged an event:  don’t walk away have your say. We spent a couple of hours collecting input into our projects by stopping students and asking them for their opinions as they walked along the main campus corridor. Participation was voluntary and rewards, in the form…Continue Reading Don’t walk away have your say: Learning Development Associates’ Event