Designing Learning Environments To Encourage Collaboration
– An afternoon fringe event to our Learning Environments Conference
Wednesday 15 May 2019, 13:30 – 16:00
The Herman Miller National Design Centre, Aldwych, London
This workshop takes place the afternoon before our main Design & Management of Learning Environments Conference.
Learning Environments’ design decisions should be based on an informed set of educational principles. After a guided set of interactive sessions, delegates at this interactive workshop will be introduced to a set of 7 guidelines for learning space design.
There will be a discursive activity about why and how we put furniture in a classroom: delegates will be invited to consider the term ‘active learning’ and will take part in a collaborative session to discuss and design furniture and spaces for group-based learning.
Places are limited for this event. The cost to attend is just £45 + VAT (early bird rate). The workshop may be booked independently or at the same time as registering for our Design & Management of Learning Environments Conference.
Our speakers / facilitators
James Rutherford is a learning spaces specialist who has been working in the design and development of new learning environments in higher education since 2009. He also has over twenty years of managerial and technical experience in technical support for learning and teaching. He has a Masters in Advanced Educational Practice from UCL, where he researched the impact of physical space design on learning and teaching. In 2018 he was made a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. James now works as a Learning Space Consultant with universities, architects and furniture manufacturers. Most recently he has been working with City, University of London, the University of Birmingham and UAL London.
Dom Pates is a Senior Educational Technologist at City, University of London, within the Department for Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD).
With a specialism in innovations in learning spaces, he has contributed to the design of key recent space developments at City, including a flagship lecture theatre, a suite of collaborative PC labs, and a bespoke space for teaching Artificial Intelligence. Dom led the introduction of wireless collaboration technologies to City, enabling academics to wirelessly display content from a mobile device in specialist Engineering labs, and is co-managing an initiative to incorporate this functionality into all of City’s learning spaces. He is a regular speaker at educational technology events and conferences.
Our thanks to Herman Miller for allowing us use of their splendid meeting facilities and showroom for this workshop.
Registration is open now with limited spaces available at the early bird rate of £45 + VAT.