reFrame: Making Space for Co-design in the Design of Learning Environments

reFrame: Making Space for Co-design in the Design of Learning Environments

  • 1 April 2021, 5–6pm
  • online

Free, RSVP here

Presented by Monash Design.

This discussion explores teacher agency, pedagogical beliefs and spatial literacy through the frame of co-design and architectural affordances and teacher practice. The architect, designer and school principal from a research project come together to reflect on how design workshops might support teachers through the transition into new innovative learning environments.

What is design's potential to renew teacher practice in the face of disruptive innovation? This panel is an online discussion following engagement in a design-led study that explores teacher agency, epistemic beliefs and spatial literacy. The research project engaged with the ways co-design workshops might surface architectural affordances to guide teachers practice through the transition into new innovative learning environments.

Following presentations and discussion about the Making Spaces project there will be breakout discussions with the architect, designer and school principal so participants might focus in on the perspective that is of interest to their experiences and practice. Making Spaces is a participatory action research and co-design case study that was a part of the Melbourne University ARC funded Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change project (ILETC).

Speakers

  • Dion Tuckwell, Co-designer, Educator and Researcher, WonderLab, Monash Art, Design and Architecture
  • Fiona Young, Architect, Researcher and Studio Director, Hayball, Sydney
  • Vivienne Awad, School Principal, Domremy College, Sydney
  • Richard Leonard, Architect and Director, Hayball, Sydney
  • Professor Lisa Grocott, Research Lead Future of Work and Learning, Emerging Technologies, Monash University

This event is one of a series of workshops and panels that form reFrame: The Evolving Practice of Design hosted by Monash Design and part of Melbourne Design Week 2021 including:

reFrame: Love About Food
reFrame: Book Club
reFrame: The Seven Grandfathers Teachings as an Indigenous design process
reFrame: Melbourne’s future mobility
reFrame: Envisioning Healthcare
reFrame: Weaving Indigenous Perspectives in Design
reFrame: CoDesign materials for climate action

The urgent, complex social challenges we face call for design to do more than increase profit margins and solve problems. Design must draw on its transformative potential to imagine anew the places where we live, work, learn and play. Over four days the design research labs of Monash University will reframe how we think about futures; mobility, climate, education and healthcare and reframe how we act creatively; through Indigenous knowing, co-designing and augmented realities. Through a series of workshops and discussions researchers, practitioners and the public will together explore ways we can productively amplify the social impact of design.

reFrame is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

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