his is an initiative coordinated by Routledge, AMPS, and PARADE.
In collaboration from the Manchester School of Architecture (University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University)
TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTS
Place: Virtual / Manchester
Dates: 02-04 December, 2020
Round One Abstracts: 30th June, 2020
ONLINE EDUCATION: TEACHING IN A TIME OF CHANGE
Place: Virtual / Manchester
Dates: 21-23 April, 2021
Early Abstracts: 30th June 2020
These are virtual conference with a keynote presentation from the Manchester School of Architecture.
The initiative is thematically open and publishes works connected with key themes in:
Education | Teaching Practice | Theories of Learning | Educational Technologies | Pedagogy | Educational Psychology | Learning Spaces
There is particular interest in cross-disciplinary approaches and, more specifically still, the initiative will set up platforms for researchers and teachers whose work connects to issues of life, design, representation and the quality of the built environment:
Art | Design | History | Architecture | Urban Planning | Landscape | Sustainability | Construction | Infrastructure |
Pre-recorded presentations, Zoom, written papers
Routledge | UCL Press
CALL SUMMARY - TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH
The backdrop to the conference is the varied interpretations of teaching as it relates to research. Definitions of ‘academic research’ vary but often exclude analysis, experiment, knowledge transfer and critical debate stimulated in the classroom, studio or lab. However, this is challenged. Educationalists routinely define the classroom and laboratory and use it to monitor how space influences learning. In architecture, landscape and urban design, the idea of a ‘design studio’ as a vehicle for research in and of itself is gaining traction. Programs of sociology and human geography routinely collect data on people and communities as part of classroom exercises. Teachers of art and social history reconsider and critique the cultural and social movements of cities in the very act of explaining them.
This conference seeks to engage education professionals in debate and best practice sharing with educators in the art, design and social science disciplines.
Submit an abstract: https://architecturemps.com/teaching-research-conference/
CALL SUMMARY - ONLINE EDUCATION
Recent events have brought into full light the various agendas around online education and research. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, teachers and students adapted to new pedagogical tools. Some educational establishments survived, others thrived, while some struggled and have already gone ‘out of business’. For some disciplines, the transition was seamless. Other disciplines writhed at having to forego the peer-to-peer learning environment of the classroom or the dynamic interaction of the design studio. Despite the ‘shock of the new’ all this represented, the virtual classroom, online studio, remote seminar, and distance education more generally, are far from new. Universities like Purdue University Global in the US and the Open University in the UK have been operating this way for years.
This conference brings together education professionals and theorists with teachers and researchers from other disciplines. It asks, what is the “new present” for education and how do we learn from each other’s expertise and recent experiences.
Submit an abstract: https://architecturemps.com/online-ed-conference/