Join us for this learning spaces walk as part of the Active Learning Network. It takes the theme of Doing, Being, Becoming, Belonging, and Connecting (D3BC).
It is a twilight walk where we'll visit five locations; one for each theme. At each location you'll be invited to discuss and share your ideas in relation to active learning.
We will be ‘joined‘ by participants from other universities via Twitter who will be conducting similar walks and sharing their thoughts with us at the same time. This method is known as a Twalk! If you are interested in interacting in this way, we'll use Twitter and other social media using the hashtag #SpaceTwalk2020
At each location one of the themes will be discussed by the walking group initially in pairs and then shared more widely.
Starting point on ARU campuses
Near to Reception desks at Helmore (Cambridge) and Lord Ashcroft Building (Chelmsford).
Consider the affordances of this space. What does it invite the learner or their teacher to do that will engage the students in their learning?
Consider how this space affects the student’s sense of self within the context of their area of study. In what ways might the space affect the student’s experience, their self-direction, or their self-determination in how they approach their study?
Consider active learning as a socio-material endeavour. How might this space foster a sense of belonging and a co-operative approach to active learning?
Consider how students ‘come to know’ (Barnett, 2009). In what ways might this space be a site for the co-creation of knowledge and the development of the student’s identity as contributing agent?
Consider the learner as a negotiator and navigator of their learning, exploring and exploiting the connections available to them. How does this space signal to the student different ways for them to enact their learning by connecting with other people, by connecting ideas, or by connecting their course-long and course-wide learning experience?
Book now - this is an experience not to be missed!