University Spaces for teaching and learning: Children's design for schools of the future
Date: Thursday 10 July 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: UCTL seminar room 427, 4th floor Law
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Michael O'Donoghue by sending email to email@example.com or by calling ext 4265
RSVP: Please RSVP for this event by contacting: UCTL@canterbury.ac.nz
Audience: Academic Staff
The University Centre for Teaching and Learning Department are hosting a seminar on "University spaces for teaching and learning: Children's design for schools of the future".
The design of future learning and teaching spaces is a topic of increasing interest and importance to staff and students across the University. This short seminar series presents some of the research and initiatives that are currently under discussion or taking place, putting forward the educational ideas and issues those colleagues involved with these developments are addressing.
If children could design a school of their own, what would they create? This study draws on research conducted in seven countries with children aged between 8-12 years of age who were asked to design a school of the future, one they might expect to see in ten year’s time. This project was partly supported by Lego Learning (Denmark) who generously donated over $25,000 of Lego bricks which the children used to construct their future schools. This presentation provides a background to this work, images of the students’ constructions, and discusses points arising relevant to a tertiary education audience.
For further details and to enrol on-line http://www.uctl.canterbury.ac.nz/
Those interested in spaces for learning might wish to look at a draft report, ‘Places and Spaces for Learning’ (Carrick Institute, Australia 2007) available at: