On Tuesday I will be running a workshop at the Active Learning Conference at the University of Sussex. Titled ‘Standing, Walking, Crawling and the art of conversational learning’, it reflects on some of the active learning techniques I have developed in relation to learning spaces – thinking that literally attempts to ‘think outside of the box’. Three ideas will be explored in this creative workshop: Stand-Up Pedagogy, Learning Walks, and Floor-based Pedagogy. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to ideate by interpreting and building upon these essential ideas.
It was only this week that I realised that the common factor in these ways of thinking about space and learning is that they all represent furniture-free learning! I’m excited to find out what ideas and examples people come up with and I’ll be sure to report back here.
Here’s the handout I’ll be using.