Learning Places: using Photovoice to inform the future design, construction and use of learning environments in Higher Education

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Abstract

This presentation will discuss the ‘Learning Places’ project which is part of Ulster University’s Learning Landscape Transition Management Project. The 'Learning Places' project encompasses a number of activities, which are investigating, documenting and promoting the effective use of learning spaces within Ulster University. These activities seek to contribute to the current sector discourses and ensure that Ulster University takes an active and informed approach to the integration of space, facilities and resources to support all learners.

This presentation will focus on the rationale for the selection of Photovoice as a tool to collate participants experiences of using a pilot classroom (designed and set up to test the SCALE-UP Student Centred Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies approach) on the Belfast campus. This approach of teaching large groups was tested in a module delivering writing and critical awareness skills in art and design. Each week a cohort of (n=80) took part in sessions led by myself in this new Active Learning Studio. These sessions approach developing study skills, communication skills, building knowledge and understanding of Art, Design & Media disciplines in a challenging and interactive format.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
EventBritish Educational Research Association Annual (BERA) Conference 2016 - University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016
https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/bera-conference-2016

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ConferenceBritish Educational Research Association Annual (BERA) Conference 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period13/09/1615/09/16
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