At Scale Immersive Learning ‘Events’

There is growing consensus that didactic lectures are primarily a thing of the past and more active and collaborative delivery methods provide deeper and long lasting learning. In this blog post, Peter Bryant (Jan, 2022) details the causes and effects of magnification and multiplication in higher education. Bryant describes solutions such as Connected Learning asContinue reading “At Scale Immersive Learning ‘Events’”

Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 2

The first part of this blog post interrogated the structural rigidity that emerges from physical classroom design and made the case that connected learning requires a different design and emotional response from teaching spaces to be successful. This final part looks at how teaching space needs to shift the dynamics, functions, and relationships within theContinue reading Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 2

Making education better is not a nice to have: Why Business Schools need to engage in and value pedagogical research part 2

In part 1 of this blog, I made the case that pedagogical research is a third space for academic activity, one that enhances the quality of education and generates rhizomatic connections between faculty, institutions, and critical forms of scholarship in Business Schools. In this second and final part, I will explore the benefits that BusinessContinue reading Making education better is not a nice to have: Why Business Schools need to engage in and value pedagogical research part 2

Making education better is not a nice to have: Why Business Schools need to engage in and value pedagogical research part 1

Pedagogical research has a challenged and often undervalued place in Business Schools, with its worth to the mission of the School and the individual academic diminished by perceptions that it lacks academic rigour (Norton, 2021), focuses on arcane or abstract theorisation of practical actions (McDonald et al., 2012) or is a form of scholarship forContinue reading “Making education better is not a nice to have: Why Business Schools need to engage in and value pedagogical research part 1”

Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 1

This two-part blog post explores the complexities and affordances of using space to make connections. The first part interrogates the structural rigidity that emerges from physical classroom design and argues that connected learning requires a different design and emotional response from teaching spaces to be successful. Studies of teaching and learning spaces and their relationshipContinue reading “Making space for connected learning: an ecosystem approach to designing teaching spaces in higher education part 1”

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 2”

What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1

Designing and delivering education at scale effectively is a challenge faced by many higher education institutions (Kagan & Diamond, 2019). This challenge is both an economic one, where the costs of magnifying and multiplying education offerings needs to be matched and exceeded by the revenue, and a pedagogical one, ensuring the quality of the teachingContinue reading “What do we mean when we talk about scale? Towards a definition of ‘at scale’ in higher education – part 1”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3

In the final part of this blog series, we explore the ways in which the University of Sydney Business School (USBS) developed strategic pedagogical approaches to crack the critical questions posed in part 1: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connectedContinue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 3”

Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog series posed several critical questions for business educators: How do designers and educators move away from the didactic pedagogies that teaching-at-scale can privilege and towards a more social, connected pedagogy? How do we design an education that counters the pedagogical influence of institutional space, systems, and expectations that ‘rust on’Continue reading “Transforming Business Education Through Connected Learning – Part 2”

Learning Spaces (#ourplace)

#OurPlace2020 was a project that fostered belonging and connection in the Business School community while Covid-19 was changing our world. In April 2020, the Business Co-Design team asked students to connect with others in lockdown by sharing their study spaces. We invited students to share tips for staying motivated via multiple social media channels  withContinue reading “Learning Spaces (#ourplace)”