12 - 13 March, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Professor Iain Hay

Director Professional Learning and Engagement
Macquarie University


2:00 PM A Paradigm Shift in Learning Environments and Culture to Enhance Pedagogical Choices and Space Utilisation

It is no secret that universities are shifting towards more immersive styles of teaching, utilizing active and flexible learning spaces. With the paradigm shift to student-centric learning, physical teaching space must be re-examined and re-designed. Macquarie University has invested $97 million into its new library with cutting-edge technological and architectural designs to win the hearts of students. With over 20 years of experience in the delivery and development of high quality learning and teaching, Professor Iain Hay will explore the opportunities s and challenges as we shift from a teacher-centric to a student-centric practice. He will explore the topics below:

  • Adopting emerging technologies and new learning styles
  • Macquarie’s integration of Incubators, Eco-Systems and Modern Active Learning Spaces
  • Evolving the teacher’s role in the physical space-how teacher-student partnerships will allow more authentic, collaborative and multidisciplinary learning experiences.
  • Evaluation: Are more students attending? Are there more collaboration and peer- to-peer learning?


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Iain.

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