Apr 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The spaces in which we engage with each other have a significant impact on how we interact and the experiences we have during these interactions. Recently there has been increasing research in the design of spaces and the activities that are best aligned with the outcomes we are trying to achieve.
RMIT University has recently opened their new Swanston Academic Building which has been specifically designed for interactive learning, with a wide range of learning space designs to enable student-centered learning. This Meetup will be facilitated by Dr Arthur Shelley in the "conversational space" and we will visit several other spaces to discuss what we might do with them to engage with others. We will have some materials about the spaces, as we will not be able to visit them all during the time available. However, the focus will be on the interactions between us in conversations about the strengths and limitations of the spaces.
6:00-6:30 Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles).
6:30-7:15 Conversations about interactive spaces in interactive spaces!
7:15-8:00 Informal conversation among the group to explore the ideas and concepts.
Dinner afterwards for interested parties (self pay)
About Dr Arthur Shelley:
Arthur is currently creating a collaborative research group interested in how the learning environment impacts collaborative learning outcomes. He has been an active member of KMLF since 2004 and facilitating postgraduate learning programs at RMIT since 2007. He is the author of to books, The Organizational Zoo and Being a Successful Knowledge Leader and was formerly the Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes.