Charlie Smith recently presented a research paper titled “The student-directed learning landscape - Academia without academics?” at the 10th Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, which took place on 2 and 3 July at Aston University.  The theme of this conference was ‘preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’.  It focused on the future of the student learning experience, and explored how educators are preparing for it, and asked what the next ten years will hold, what will change, what needs to change, and how best to prepare for that change.  The conference attracted an international field of 500 delegates.
Charlie’s abstract read:
“Higher education students are creating their own learning experiences through pedagogic methods in which they are charged with responsibility for their own learning.  There is increasing adoption of learning and teaching methods that – rightly – nurture independence in students, such as self-directed learning and the development of self-critical analysis.  Such approaches are frequently cited as evolving skills that are demanded in the workplace, thus increasing graduates’ potential employability.  The adoption of such methods is transforming students’ learning and teaching experience in higher education, and empowering them to define their own learning trajectory.  Do such emerging trends mean that the role of the academic is becoming ‘facilitator’ as opposed to ‘teacher’?
This session will outline the conclusions of two research projects that studied student-directed learning methods.  Whilst these two projects constitute different pedagogic approaches, a common theme to both is the orientation of the initiative for learning toward the student.  Whilst both research projects are within a particular subject area – architecture – they create cross-disciplinary conclusions.  These conclusions are brought together collectively within the presentation, and become discussion points about student-directed learning.  The increasing occupation of virtual, as opposed to real, learning environments will also be referenced in the context of self-directed learning.
These different strands are woven together in a presentation that is as much provocative as it is conclusive, but which questions the implications of students’ increasing responsibility for their own learning.  It asks how are these pedagogic innovations changing the landscape of higher education?  In particular, it questions what the role of the academic will become in this new landscape of student-directed learning. The session will discuss teaching practices that are transforming student learning, and changing the higher education experience.  Whilst these approaches have the capacity to empower students in shaping their own learning, they also have implications in how students adapt to the transition from teacher-led to student-led learning, in supportive and inclusive ways.”

Charlie Smith recently presented a research paper titled “The student-directed learning landscape - Academia without academics?” at the 10th Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, which took place on 2 and 3 July at Aston University.  The theme of this conference was ‘preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’.  It focused on the future of the student learning experience, and explored how educators are preparing for it, and asked what the next ten years will hold, what will change, what needs to change, and how best to prepare for that change.  The conference attracted an international field of 500 delegates.

Charlie’s abstract read:

“Higher education students are creating their own learning experiences through pedagogic methods in which they are charged with responsibility for their own learning.  There is increasing adoption of learning and teaching methods that – rightly – nurture independence in students, such as self-directed learning and the development of self-critical analysis.  Such approaches are frequently cited as evolving skills that are demanded in the workplace, thus increasing graduates’ potential employability.  The adoption of such methods is transforming students’ learning and teaching experience in higher education, and empowering them to define their own learning trajectory.  Do such emerging trends mean that the role of the academic is becoming ‘facilitator’ as opposed to ‘teacher’?

This session will outline the conclusions of two research projects that studied student-directed learning methods.  Whilst these two projects constitute different pedagogic approaches, a common theme to both is the orientation of the initiative for learning toward the student.  Whilst both research projects are within a particular subject area – architecture – they create cross-disciplinary conclusions.  These conclusions are brought together collectively within the presentation, and become discussion points about student-directed learning.  The increasing occupation of virtual, as opposed to real, learning environments will also be referenced in the context of self-directed learning.

These different strands are woven together in a presentation that is as much provocative as it is conclusive, but which questions the implications of students’ increasing responsibility for their own learning.  It asks how are these pedagogic innovations changing the landscape of higher education?  In particular, it questions what the role of the academic will become in this new landscape of student-directed learning. The session will discuss teaching practices that are transforming student learning, and changing the higher education experience.  Whilst these approaches have the capacity to empower students in shaping their own learning, they also have implications in how students adapt to the transition from teacher-led to student-led learning, in supportive and inclusive ways.”

LJMU Staff and PG graduates presented their shortlisted Living Cities Challenge proposals at the UK Trade and Industries conference yesterday. This major event at the International Festival of Business in Liverpool linked architectural practices and educators together from Liverpool, Bristol and Chicago to explore urban regeneration ideas in their respective cities.
Congratulations to Philip Lo, Dominic Wilkinson and Robert MacDonald, Anthony Malone, Suzanne Bowman, Philip Dudley and Jakub Rozanski.

BA Show Catalogue now avalable:
http://issuu.com/architecture-ljmu/docs/ba_show_catalogue_2014

Tags: exhibition

Our Architecture degree show opens this evening, 5pm till late, great work on display this year, all welcome.

Our Architecture degree show opens this evening, 5pm till late, great work on display this year, all welcome.

ArchSoc FilmWorks - Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Friday 11 April @ 4pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

ArchSoc FilmWorks - Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Friday 11 April @ 4pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

ShedKM - HOMEWORK 
ArchSoc Guest Lecture
Tuesday, 1st April, 13:00 - 14:00
Lecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry
Biography - http://www.shedkm.co.uk/about/

ShedKM - HOMEWORK 

ArchSoc Guest Lecture

Tuesday, 1st April, 13:00 - 14:00

Lecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Biography - http://www.shedkm.co.uk/about/

ArchSoc FilmWorks - The Road
Friday 28 March @ 4pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

ArchSoc FilmWorks - The Road

Friday 28 March @ 4pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Space CaviarDEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture SeriesThursday 27 March 18:15pm - 19:30pmLecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry
Biography - http://www.spacecaviar.net/about/

Space Caviar
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Thursday 27 March 18:15pm - 19:30pm
Lecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Biography - http://www.spacecaviar.net/about/

Studio Folder
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Monday 24 March 18:00pm - 19:00pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry
Taste - https://www.domusweb.it/en/interviews/2012/02/20/the-importance-of-being-axonometric.html

Studio Folder

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Monday 24 March 18:00pm - 19:00pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Taste - https://www.domusweb.it/en/interviews/2012/02/20/the-importance-of-being-axonometric.html

David Adjaye
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Biography - http://www.adjaye.com/about/profile/
Friday 21 March 18:15pm - 20:00pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry
Booking Required: archsocljmu.gmail.com

David Adjaye

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Biography - http://www.adjaye.com/about/profile/

Friday 21 March 18:15pm - 20:00pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Booking Required: archsocljmu.gmail.com

Yaniv Peer
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Biography - http://www.exploration-architecture.com/section.php?xSec=53
Friday 14 March 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Yaniv Peer

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Biography - http://www.exploration-architecture.com/section.php?xSec=53

Friday 14 March 5:00pm - 6:00pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Assemble Studio
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Biography - http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2012/08/20/young-architects-in-action-3-assemble.html
Wednesday 5 March 6:00pm - 7:00pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Assemble Studio

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Biography - http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2012/08/20/young-architects-in-action-3-assemble.html

Wednesday 5 March 6:00pm - 7:00pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Filip Dujardin
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Biography - http://www.artspace.com/filip_dujardin
Thursday 20 February 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Filip Dujardin

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Biography - http://www.artspace.com/filip_dujardin

Thursday 20 February 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lecture Room 1, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Beatrice Galilee
DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series
Biography - http://www.beatricegalilee.com/about.html
Monday 17 February 6:00pm - 7:30pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

Beatrice Galilee

DEVIATIONS - ArchSoc Lecture Series

Biography - http://www.beatricegalilee.com/about.html

Monday 17 February 6:00pm - 7:30pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

ArchSoc FilmWorks - Manufactured Landscapes
Friday 14 February @ 4pm
JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry

ArchSoc FilmWorks - Manufactured Landscapes

Friday 14 February @ 4pm

JF Auditorium, JL Art & Design Building - Free Entry