From the very first moment an education institution begins the process of even thinking about the construction of a new space for learning, be that physical or digital, the process itself sets a course for potential error.
It is with this very proposition that Ewan McIntosh from NoTosh begins the learning journey in a 14-week challenge to learn and engage with Designing Spaces for Learning, a new subject to be delivered by Ewan in the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation).
The biggest challenge for educators is not, in fact, understanding the technical skills of the digital or buildings architect. The biggest challenge is one of scope, of seeing the possible rather than seeking the “not possible” of budgets, building constraints and “real life”. In short: the challenge is learning to think like a designer, to think differently about the world around us, and recognise which elements of our expertise in other domains lend themselves to the design process.
Ewan is more than an innovator – he is one of those global leaders in education who is genuinely making a difference in the concepts and practices we need in a digital age to empower organizations in all sectors to be responsive to global change needs in education. NoTosh has flourished since late 2009 into one of the world’s most innovative education companies, working around 40% with creative industries, and the rest with schools around the globe.
NoTosh has created significant impact on student performance in schools in Europe, Asia and Australia. No other consultancy on the planet is managing to work daily with both creative firms and with schools, bridging the gap between design thinking and robust formative assessment, research and practice.
See what Ewan had to share at TEDx, London.
You may not be a student in the MEd(KN&DigInnov) but you CAN be part of this learning experience with Ewan. You may enroll in this subject, as a single subject enrollment at Charles Sturt Univeristy, and take advantage of all the benefits of engaging with Ewan within the participatory experience with other students.
Single Subject Study at CSU: https://www.csu.edu.au/distance-education/study-options/
The subject code is INF536 The Subject name is Designing Spaces for Learning.
This subject would provide automatic credit into the new degree if you take up admission in 2015.
Image: CC BY-NC 2.0 Ewan McIntosh
This looks tempting! Am I right in thinking that the stand-alone subject would cost about $2300? Is there a detailed syllabus available to have a look at? Thanks,
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