The Guild seminar series: Designing teaching and study spaces to support educational change

How do universities transform their educational provision – from the design of spaces, to timetabling, to developing – and implementing new pedagogies? And how can these different aspects to educational provision be aligned, so that they reinforce each other? Building on the findings of The Guild’s Insight Paper “Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age”, in the latest edition of our virtual seminar series we explore designing and implementing educational change.

In the seminar we will discuss the University of Glasgow’s experience of implementing change and the relationship with material/online learning space. Our speakers will also reflect on the potential for agility and swift response to change – exacerbated during the pandemic.

In reflecting the university’s approach to research-led education, this seminar will ask how universities can design learning spaces that support active learning. It will explore how students and staff can be involved to take ownership of the spaces. The seminar will also discuss which strategic choices around technology and accessibility need to be considered, and how various teaching approaches can be accommodated in one space.

The seminar is aimed at academics, learning technologists, senior managers and support staff interested in changing learning and teaching spaces.

The James McCune Smith Learning Hub opened its doors in April 2021 at the main campus of the University of Glasgow. It is a state of the art learning and teaching facility with the capacity for more than 2,500 students. It was an opportunity to create a learning environment that could support (r)evolution in teaching and learning. Learn more about the Learning Hub here.

 

Download the new Insight Paper "Reimagining Research-led Education in a Digital Age" and watch the recording of the event below.

Programme (Brussels time):

10:30

Welcome by Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Vice-Principal for Learning and Teaching, University of Glasgow and Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild

10:45

Designing Teaching and Study Spaces: A Collaborative Approach to Design

  • Dave Anderson, Director, Business Relationship Management and Engagement
  • Liam Brady, Student Engagement Officer
  • Nicole Kipar, Deputy Director - Academic and Digital Development
  • Lauren McDougall, Student Experience & Partnership Lead - Learning and Communities
  • Moderated by Nicola Cameron, Director of Property Development and Investment and Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Vice-Principal for Learning and Teaching

11:30

Q&A session

12:15

Break

13:00

Supporting Educational Change

  • Vicki Dale, Senior Academic and Digital Development Adviser
  • Nicole Kipar, Deputy Director - Academic and Digital Development
  • Karen Lee, Director of Strategy, Performance and Transformation
  • Scott Ramsay, Effective Learning Advisor
  • Andrew Struan, Writing and Study Skills Coordinator
  • Moderated by Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Vice-Principal for Learning and Teaching

13:45

Q&A session

14:30

End of the seminar

 

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