Woods Bagot Presents at TEMC 2017.

September 14, 2017

Woods Bagot is a proud sponsor of this year’s Tertiary Education Management Conference (TEMC), held between 17-20 September at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.

Designed to allow participants to build strong networks across Australia and New Zealand, TEMC 2017 will explore the question of how the higher education sector can create open, innovative systems where ideas can become a reality, expand professional practice and support leading thinkers in the field.

Attracting around 800 higher education and technical and further education (TAFE) managers, this year’s conference reflects the ongoing challenges of the tertiary sector. The conference will feature three presentations from leaders in Woods Bagot’s Education sector.

On Monday 18 September, Principal and Global Education sector leader Sarah Ball will join Deakin University’s Terry Roche, David Reanney and Amanda Harris to discuss how the implementation of the Student Learning and Experience Plan impacts the design of teaching space.

“Responding to a shift from a didactic pedagogy to more active student delivery necessitates a space type that supports collaborative learning, typically in the form of large flat floor spaces with flexible furniture.”

The following day, Australian Education sector leader Alan Duffy and Professor Denise Kirkpatrick from Western Sydney University will discuss designing a course agnostic environment that accommodates the constantly evolving forms of learning. 

Sharing Western Sydney University’s 1 Parramatta Square campus as a case study, the session will discuss how design allows for a truly flexible and future-proofed learning environments.

“With no lecture theatres in the space, collaborative and technology-enabled spaces foster an interactive approach to learning.” 

Also on Tuesday, Principal Jo Dane will join Terry Roche from Deakin University to present The Deakin Experience, outlining how activity-based work environments can be implemented within a university.

Addressing change through innovation, the session will explore the academic work environment.

“With new pressure on increasing utilisation and fostering greater multidisciplinary collaboration, understanding academic work practice has become an important consideration in designing the new academic workplace.”

To view the full program and to find out more about the conference, visit the TEMC website.