8th Annual New Generation Learning Space Design 2019

02 - 04 March, 2020 | Sydney

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 4 March 2020

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee & Registration

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Andrew Churches

Head of Faculty Technology and Design
Kristin School (NZ) (Chair)

9:10 am - 9:50 am CASE STUDY: Western Sydney University: Exploring the Vertical Campuses that will offer Students access to Technology-Rich Teaching and Research Facilities

Professor Denise Kirkpatrick - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Academic, Western Sydney University
In this session, Denise will explore the University’s ‘Western Growth’ strategy – an ambitious program of works that is reshaping the University’s campus network, including establishing new vertical campuses within the growth centres of Western Sydney. The presentation will also explore the innovative teaching and learning environments within completed campuses and plans for the latest high-rise campus in the Bankstown CBD which is set to open in 2022.

  • Exploring the Parramatta Vertical Campus’s highly interactive, digitally-infused studios to promote group-based learning
  • Examining the stakeholder engagement process and change management program that prepared teachers for the new innovative learning environments
  • What did we learn from the Parramatta Campus that has changed the way we are approaching future projects?
  • Delivering flexible spaces to showcase industry partnerships and innovation, informal learning areas, and social spaces for students including indoor and outdoor terraces
  • Working in partnership with businesses to provide opportunities for work integrated learning and collaborative research
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Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Academic
Western Sydney University

9:50 am - 10:20 am Thought Leadership Session

10:20 am - 10:50 am Morning Tea

Stream Three: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

10:50 am - 11:20 am CASE STUDY: Australian Catholic University: Successfully Balancing Pedagogy, Technology and Spaces to deliver a Signature Next Generation Learning Space.
Dr Benjamin Cleveland - Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), The University of Melbourne
Dr Gordon Howell - Acting Assoc Director, IT End User Computing Services | Information Technology, Australian Catholic University
St Rita is embarking on a major campus upgrade with the development of a $40M learning precinct. The building is part of larger masterplan which reactivates underutilised parts of the campus.

The precinct incorporates a divisible performance theatre, music performance and recording spaces, and linked and reconfigurable learning spaces which facilitate collaborative activities, and social spaces. The building project has provided focus on initiatives supporting changing pedagogical practices, the involvement of staff and students in co-creation, the next generation of software based building management systems and AV, ubiquitous high density wireless connectivity, and the ability to link any space and content with any other space.

The project has successfully balanced Pedagogy, Technology and Spaces to deliver a signature next generation learning space.

Chair:

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Dr Benjamin Cleveland

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)
The University of Melbourne

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Dr Gordon Howell

Acting Assoc Director, IT End User Computing Services | Information Technology
Australian Catholic University

Stream Three: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

11:20 am - 11:50 am CASE STUDY: Deakin University: Enabling Active and Collaborative Learning through Innovative Technology Forward Space Design
Dr Benjamin Cleveland - Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), The University of Melbourne
Judy Currey - Director, Active Learning, Office of the DVC E, Deakin University
Deakin University are transforming their Melbourne Burwood Campus by upgrading several existing buildings and creating new buildings.

This session will explore:
  • Finding non-intrusive ways of measuring what works
  • Exploring active learning in the classroom
  • Early lecturer involvement and the stakeholder engagement process
  • Future proofing classroom design
Chair:
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Dr Benjamin Cleveland

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)
The University of Melbourne

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Judy Currey

Director, Active Learning, Office of the DVC E
Deakin University

Stream Three: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs – Towards Evidence-Based Decision Making
Dr Benjamin Cleveland - Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), The University of Melbourne
In the next decade, Australia will need up to 700 new schools to meet the demands of a growing population. This presents a significant opportunity to embed new knowledge about the role that indoor and outdoor spaces can play in developing and supporting communities across the country. Building Connections is investigating how best to plan, design, govern and manage schools to operate successfully as ‘more than a school’, encouraging the development of resilient and connected communities.

This session will explore:
  • School planning, design, governance and use/management
  • Evaluation of the social and economic benefits of community hub schools
  • Geo-spatial mapping of community use of school facilities
  • Local and international government policy case studies
Chair:
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Dr Benjamin Cleveland

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and Associate Director of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN)
The University of Melbourne

Stream Four: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

10:50 am - 11:20 am CASE STUDY: Transforming your Traditional Learning Environments to Embrace a More Collaborative style Of Teaching and Student Engagement
Vicky Leighton - Teacher, Researcher and Mentor, Churchie
Jamie Dorrington - Headmaster, Saint Stephen's College
Research has shown that educational experiences that are social, active, engaging and student owned lead to deeper learning. With this approach becoming more widespread across the education system, this session will explore the strategies you need to put in place to ensure a successful transition.

  • Ensuring flexible space design to allow for a diverse range of teaching and learning styles
  • Training teachers to be facilitators instead of lecturers to ensure a collaborative learning environment
  • Developing a change management process to prepare teachers for a more flexible approach to teaching and learning
  • Building teacher capacity with professional support and training that promotes collaborative teaching
  • Understanding the IT infrastructure you need have in place to support a collaborative learning environment
  • How do you measure the success of new collaborative learning environments?
Chair: 
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Vicky Leighton

Teacher, Researcher and Mentor
Churchie

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Jamie Dorrington

Headmaster
Saint Stephen's College

Stream Four: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

11:20 am - 11:50 am Exploring the Attributes, Challenges and Possibilities for Inner City Learning Environments
Vicky Leighton - Teacher, Researcher and Mentor, Churchie
Mark Freeman - Partner, Gray Puksand
The inner city commercial real estate sector has long been the domain of workspace, retail and hospitality – increasingly, educational institutions are looking to leverage the benefits of CBD and inner city locations to provide high quality learning environments for their staff and students. By acknowledging the potential of inner city commercial premises to accommodate a range of learning environments across early years, to vocational and post graduate study, educational organisations are able to leverage high calibre commercial properties to establish a valuable inner city campus presence. Through a series of case studies, the attributes, challenges and possibilities for these learning environments will be explored.

The session will explore:
  • What are the attributes of commercial premises that enable and support inner city learning environments
  • What are the locational opportunities
  • What are the challenges of integrating learning environments within tenanted commercial premises
  • How opportunities exist for a range of educational providers across early years to vocational training and post graduate studies
  • What are the commercial benefits for inner city asset owner?
Chair:
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Vicky Leighton

Teacher, Researcher and Mentor
Churchie

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Mark Freeman

Partner
Gray Puksand

Stream Four: Designing Future proofed and Adaptable Learning and Teaching Environments

11:50 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: Singapore Management University: Enabling Project-Based Experiential Learning through a Student-Centered Environment
Vicky Leighton - Teacher, Researcher and Mentor, Churchie
Kevin Koh - Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost, Singapore Management University
This session will explore the design of the new education precinct which has been purpose built to enhance the student learning experience.

  • A commitment to applying technology and immersive digital environments in teaching, research and engagement
  • Trailing the teaching spaces  to prepare and equip teachers to thrive in  digitally enhanced learning environment
  • Flexible teaching spaces that can be configured for face-to-face and on-line learning
  • Utilising AV equipment and other technologies to encourage creative and collaborative learning
  • Future learning environments that may include augmented reality to enhance the 3D learning experience
Chair:
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Vicky Leighton

Teacher, Researcher and Mentor
Churchie

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Kevin Koh

Head, SMU-X Office of the Provost
Singapore Management University

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch Break

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm Case Study: Charles Darwin University: Exploring the Impact and Future Potential of Artificial Intelligence on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Stefan Popenici - Senior Higher Education and Training Developer, Charles Darwin University
It is expected by 2024 upwards of 47% of learning management tools will be enabled by AI capabilities and AI-enabled e-Learning tools will reach over $6 billion in market size. This session will explore the challenges faced by universities when looking to implement artificial intelligence across teaching, learning and student support.

  • Exploring the potential for AI in teaching and learning
  • Utilising AI systems to tailor and personalise learning for individual students 
  • Examining how AI is opening up new possibilities to rethink the role of the teacher
  • Utilising teacherbots for the administrative part of teaching
  • Rethinking function and pedagogical models  and your future relationship with AI solutions
  • Exploring the use of AI systems to augment tutoring with personal conversational education assistants
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Stefan Popenici

Senior Higher Education and Training Developer
Charles Darwin University

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm University of Sydney: Exploring how Designed Form Indirectly Shapes Face-to-Face Learning Activity

Pippa Yeoman - Senior Lecturer (Learning Spaces) Educational Innovation, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, University of Sydney
It is one thing to say we value participatory forms of learning activity but putting this theory to work is challenging. This presentation offers insights into projects at the University of Sydney where we are exploring how alterations in furnishings are indirectly shaping situated learning activity. Based on observations, interviews, and survey data this presentation explores

  • The alignment of the material, conceptual, and social structures of learning,
  • The value of unfurnished or ‘empty’ space, and
  • The role of the designed environment in articulating time, visualising information, and consensus framing in a university setting.
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Pippa Yeoman

Senior Lecturer (Learning Spaces) Educational Innovation, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio
University of Sydney

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Afternoon Tea

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm CASE STUDY: UNSW: Designing Engaging Collaborative and Experiential Learning Spaces for the Digital Age

Professor Bob Fox - Curriculum Academic Lead, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), UNSW
Rapid development of ubiquitous digital technologies and evolving technological practices are creating new opportunities for innovation and change.

Learning environments today need to provide opportunities for supporting active, interactive and reflective student learning, where fast changes in facility use are required.

This presentation will review the changing contexts for new learning spaces and the shared educational frameworks that identify the needs.

  • The context: changing needs for learning spaces (examples from 4 universities)
  • The digital uplift & the online learning imperative 
  • Shared frameworks for learning design & delivery
  • Building staff capability for collaborative and experiential learning in a digital age
  • Holistic approach to educational workplace development, engagement and change
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Professor Bob Fox

Curriculum Academic Lead, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
UNSW

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm PANEL: What Will Universities of the Future Look Like in the Face of Radical Disruption, Driven by a New Work Order, Globalisation and Rapid Advances in Technology

Vicky Leighton - Teacher, Researcher and Mentor, Churchie
Dr Jennifer Howell - Assoc DVC Learning and Teaching, Curtin University
Professor Bob Fox - Curriculum Academic Lead, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), UNSW
  • Personalised on-demand education opportunities
  • Understanding the infrastructure and technology required to support study across multiple modes
  • Working with emerging industries to co-create qualifications in line with workforce requirements
  • Studying in digitally connected education precincts in partnership with industry in living laboratories connected to the community
Panel Members:

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Vicky Leighton

Teacher, Researcher and Mentor
Churchie

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Dr Jennifer Howell

Assoc DVC Learning and Teaching
Curtin University

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Professor Bob Fox

Curriculum Academic Lead, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
UNSW

3:50 pm - 3:50 pm END OF DAY TWO AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE