Wednesday, 12 November 2008

The Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square

The Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning Outside the Square

Call for Contributions
The Reinvention Centre (the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Oxford Brookes and Warwick Universities) (
in conjunction with Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange (ASKe) a
CETL based at Oxford Brookes University Business School, are delighted
to announce the Fourth Symposium on Social Learning Space: Learning
Outside the Square. This one-day event will take place on Monday 6
April 2009
at Oxford Brookes University’s Gipsy Lane Campus in
Headington, Oxford, and will showcase the Reinvention Centre space.

keynote speakers will be Nicolette Lee, Academic Co-ordinator,
Experiential Learning at Swinburne University of Technology in
Australia and Emeritus Professor of Urban Design, Ian Bentley, based at
Oxford Brookes University.

aim of the Symposium is to explore new and innovative social learning
spaces, and this year’s theme is 'Learning Outside the Square'. The
sub-themes that symposium will address are:

    innovative design: creating new/different teaching and learning opportunities;
    building a learning community (within and beyond the university);
    the relationship between pedagogy and space; and,
    virtual social learning space.

are now inviting proposals for 45-minute, interactive workshops.
Workshops may present a social learning space, assess a range of spaces
or explore conceptual aspects of the sub-themes above. Proposals should
be no more than 250 words and should:

    give the title of the workshop;
    explain what the workshop is about, how it fits with the overall symposium theme, and which sub-theme it falls under;
    explain how the workshop will be interactive, i.e. how it will involve the audience; and,
    show a clear link to existing literature.

Proposals should be sent by email to Becky Kiddle at The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday 21 November 2008.

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