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Next Generation Learning Spaces Call Launch
October 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
The Next Generation Learning Spaces call will be launched with an event on October 5th in Devere Hall from 14:00 – 16:50. We have some excellent speakers lined up to talk about the architecture, pedagogy and design of learning spaces for the next generation. Want to upgrade a space in your department? Join us to learn how.
|14:00-14:15 Welcome Address
Prof. John O’Halloran, Vice President for Teaching and Learning, UCC
|14:15-15:15 'Generation Next: What should I think about when planning a new learning space and why does it matter?'
Dr Sarah Mulrooney, Lecturer Cork Centre for Architectural Education UCC/CIT and Dr Briony Supple, Lecturer in Teaching and Learning Enhancement, CITRL, UCC
|15:35-15.55 'Transformative Library Spaces - changing demands and styles of learning, and different approaches to information in the digital age, are opening up the design of libraries as learning spaces.'
Colette McKenna, Director of Library Services and Valerie King, Head of Academic and Student Engagement, Boole Library, UCC
|15:55-16:15 'What are the next generation of students looking for in a learning space?'
Ian Hutchinson, Students Union Education Officer, UCC
|16:15-16:35 'Planning, design and construction of New Generation Learning Spaces in existing buildings.'
Michael O'Sullivan, Architectural Draughtsperson at the Buildings and Estates Office, UCC
|'Generation Next: What should I think about when planning a new learning space and why does it matter?'
Have you ever thought about how space impacts on student learning? Or space as a teacher? In this presentation, Dr Sarah Mulrooney and Dr Briony Supple invited the audience to put shape to their ideas about developing a Next Generation Learning Space at UCC, by focusing on case studies from Australia, the U.S. and Brazil.
Dr Briony Supple is a Lecturer in the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) at UCC. Briony previously worked as a lecturer in Australia where she was involved in teaching in the innovative ‘Learning Space of the Future’ at Victoria University, Australia. Briony’s current teaching in the PG Cert and Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education includes a focus on how space influences student learning.
Dr. Sarah Mulrooney MRIAI is a lecturer at the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (UCC/CIT). Much of her research explores the relationship between pedagogy and architecture.
Click here to watch Sarah and Briony's Presentation
|'What are the next generation of students looking for in a learning space?'
What do the next generation of students expect from teaching & learning spaces? The previous generations of students are no doubt accustomed to direct lecture delivery with a lecturer orating from a podium. However it is clear that teaching & learning is entering a new era. Advances in technology have led to endless new possibilities and this in turn will benefit students and shape the way they will learn. Ian's speech covered the endless benefits that technology, along with non-traditional teaching spaces, can bring to students.
Currently serving as Education Officer on the Students Union, Ian Hutchinson is 22 years old and from the Northside of Cork City. He is a graduate of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences having studied a BA in Economics & Politics and a HDip in History. Ian is very interested in the development of new and innovative learning spaces across campus.
Click here to watch Ian's Presentation
|'Transformative Library Spaces - changing demands and styles of learning, and different approaches to information in the digital age, are opening up the design of libraries as learning spaces.'
Tomorrow’s libraries are hybrid models of library and online education due to fiscal, pedagogical and technical challenges. This presentation on the Hunt Library gave an overview of transformative library spaces and how the Hunt Library has become the “innovation incubator” not only for NC State University but its community.
This talk was presented jointly by Colette McKenna, Director of Library Services and Valerie King, Head of Academic and Student Engagement, Boole Library, University College Cork.
Click here to watch Colette and Valerie's Presentation
|'Planning, design and construction of New Generation Learning Spaces in existing buildings.'
What to consider when transforming traditional teaching areas to new creative spaces. Michael O’Sullivan from the Buildings & Estates Office presented some examples of recent projects within UCC.
Michael is the Architectural Draughtsperson at the Buildings & Estates Office since 2004. As part of the Minor Works Design Team his responsibilities include Design and Management of Minor Works Projects, Planning, Mapping, Signage and Technical Support to Capital Projects and Maintenance Staff.
Click here to watch Michael's Presentation