Draft Programme Session: Situated Learning (STS30a)

December 6, 2016

Session Type: Lecture (sequence of presentations with questions and answers)

Situated Learning

The public sector has in recent decades embraced a growing number of initiatives that aim to address complex societal needs and challenges through ‘innovation’. Many of these initiatives take the form of social/living labs- collaborative platforms committed to the growth of social innovation through inquiry, analysis, and rapid experimentation. In these environments, design is seen as a collaborative process, with many different approaches that engage with stakeholders and recognise the end-user expertise.  There are a number of ways of practising and thinking about these approaches.  This session focuses on different approaches, and the challenges and opportunities that can come from these ‘spaces’, designed to help facilitate better collaboration.


Contact: Dr Steve Reay, DHW Lab, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Clinical Education Centre, New Zealand
Email: stephen.reay@aut.ac.nz


Proposed presenters:

  • Dr Joe Langley, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr Steve Reay, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
  • Dr Kevin Tseng, Chang Gung Univeristy, Taiwan
  • Professor Caroline Hummels, TuE, Netherlands


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