Standing, Walking, Crawling and the art of conversational learning #activelearning


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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.

Standing Walking Crawling handout

About Andrew Middleton

NTF, PFHEA, committed to active learning, co-operative pedagogies, media-enhanced teaching and learning, authentic learning, postdigital learning spaces. Key publication: Middleton, A. (2018). Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education. Palgrave.
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