Learning Spaces SIG #LSsig
Just as flipped learning is challenging traditional teaching approaches, the physical space in which teaching takes place is being questioned as never before. There is an increasing appetite amongst academics, students and institutions for teaching spaces which reflect the constructivist active learning approaches which demonstrably enhance learning and learning outcomes (e.g. Bligh, 2000; Hattie, 2009).
Learning Spaces are attracting increasing attention across the sector (over 90% of HE institutions have plans for new active learning spaces); and, there is growing recognition of the complex collaborative effort required for successful implementations.
The purpose of this SIG is to provide a forum for those of us involved in developing active learning spaces to:
Share good practice, resources, examples and success stories;
Brief each other on areas of new development and events;
Discuss common issues and possible solutions;
Identify common areas of interest for collaboration and research;
Raise awareness of LS within the sector and senior management;
Collaborate with other stakeholder groups involved with LS.
Join us for the launch of the ALT Learning Spaces Special Interest Group and have your say in how the group develops.
Bligh, D. A. (2000) What’s the use of lectures? 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers (The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series).
Hattie, J. (2009) Visible learning: a synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. London ; New York: Routledge.