The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Wednesday, June 8 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Effective Learning Spaces: Design for Learning and Experience - Part 1 (1:00 - 2:30) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open 1.5 Hour Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In). 

Space has a significant impact on learning and experience. Learning spaces have been an emerging topic in post-secondary education in recent years.

With the changing student population, technological advancement, and new understandings of learning, conventional assumptions, beliefs, and practices of learning spaces have been challenged.

What makes spaces succeed or fail, for whom, and in which ways? How do faculty and students experience learning spaces? What are the essential elements of effective learning spaces? What are the principles behind the design of effective learning spaces?

Engaging with participants’ past experience and connecting to current research, this session challenges participants to look at learning spaces in new ways and invites them to reimagine the design and use of spaces for effective learning and meaningful experience.

Part 1 of this session (1:00 - 2:30 pm) focuses on formal learning spaces and Part 2 (2:45 - 4:30 pm) on informal and mixed-use learning spaces. 


Cindy Xin, Educational Consultant, Teaching and Learning Centre, Simon Fraser University

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Dr. Cindy Xin

Director of Research, Simon Fraser University

Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Grand Villa 1 Ballroom (Second Floor)