Conference Programme Announced

Day 1: 21 November

08:30

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote: The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills will outline the steps the Government is taking to improve the education system in Scotland and the vital infrastructure that supports it

Speaker:

  • John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - Scottish Government

Chair:

10:45

Coffee Break & Networking

11:15

Lammermuir Suite

The Learning Estate: Connecting People, Places and Learning

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Building strong learner connections, integrating with local communities and forging industry partnerships are an increasingly important part of the educational experience of the children and young peo...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

Lowther Suite

ELC Expansion: Quality Environments for Our Early Learners

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The ambitious commitment to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours by 2020 creates a wide range of opportunities for children, their parents, carers and staff. This sessio...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Alison Cumming Deputy Director, Early Learning and Childcare Programme - Scottish Government

Workshop

Technology Transforming Learning Workshop

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This workshop will consider how current developments in e-learning and technology can influence and support the pace of change in education and public service reform. Discussion will focus on the impl...

Chair:

  • Bernard Chisholm Director of Education and Children’s Services - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

12:20

Lammermuir Suite

ELC Expansion: Quality Environments for Our Early Learners

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The ambitious commitment to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours by 2020 creates a wide range of opportunities for children, their parents, carers and staff. This sessio...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Alison Cumming Deputy Director, Early Learning and Childcare Programme - Scottish Government

Lowther Suite

The Learning Estate: Connecting People, Places and Learning

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Building strong learner connections, integrating with local communities and forging industry partnerships are an increasingly important part of the educational experience of the children and young peo...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

13:20

Lunch & Networking

14:30

Lammermuir Suite

Learning at the Heart of Communities

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Construction’s contribution to the Pupil Experience Scotland is committed to investing and improving the learning estate in Scotland. Construction projects within the learning estate offer the oppor...

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Lowther Suite

Identifying Best Practice/Lessons Learnt

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West Calder High School - New Building, New Learning: Neil McIntyre, West Lothian Council, Kevin Cooper, NORR Architects & Julie Calder, West Calder High School The new West Calder High School ope...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • David McEwan Head of Development - Property & Land Services - Glasgow City Council

Workshop

Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Workshop

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This participatory workshop will explore the challenges associated with accommodating increased hours in early learning and childcare settings. Round table discussion will encourage a range of views t...

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15:30

Tea Break & Networking

16:00

Lammermuir Suite

Extending Benefits by Design

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The importance of acoustics for collaborative learning spaces - an international perspective: Shane Cryer, Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB The Importance of good acoustics is being increasingly recognised; S...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Richard Teed Senior Forward Planning Officer - Falkirk Children’s Services

Lowther Suite

An Intelligent Client

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Promoting the idea of an agreed detailed brief based on Educational requirement:  Maxine Booth, Aberdeenshire Council Follow the journey of developing an agreed brief wholly based on educational reas...

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Workshop

The Learning Estate Workshop

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This participatory workshop will explore how connections may affect learning and teaching and community integration in Scotland`s Learning Estate. Round table discussion will encourage a range of view...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

17:05

Keynote Stage

Closing Day 1 Keynote: Peter Reekie, Chief Executive at Scottish Futures Trust, will outline SFT’s role in supporting the ongoing development of Scotland’s Learning Estate

Speaker:

Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

Day 2: 22 November

09:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote: Learning in Development

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Learning is a continuum throughout our lives: from our early years, primary and secondary school, college, university, training at work, community learning and lifelong learning.  How do we develop o...

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10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Lammermuir Suite

Technologies Transforming Learning

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Newbattle Digital Centre of Excellence – Our transformational journey: The Pupils of Newbattle High School with Professor Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh, Mark Davidson, Newbattle High Scho...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Bernard Chisholm Director of Education and Children’s Services - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Lowther Suite

Health & Wellbeing

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The Architecture of Wellbeing - Lucy Plumridge & David Greig, HLM Globally, Universities are redesigning their learning spaces to meet changing demands in pedagogical practice and to improve stud...

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Workshop

2040 Everyday Learning

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We are not trying to imagine a future without schools, we are trying to imagine what form the learning environment of the future may take and how concentrated or dispersed it could become. Currently w...

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12:05

Lammermuir Suite

Inspiring Learning & Teaching Spaces

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What does Inspiring mean to you? This session asks the question “what does inspiring mean to you in the context of a learning environment?” We will hear insights from pupils and educationalists an...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Laura Mason Chief Education Officer - West Dunbartonshire Council

Lowther Suite

School to work / Ready for Life

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Learning by Doing: Maxine McFarlane & John McFarlane, Young Enterprise Scotland The Young Enterprise Scotland Pathways Programme combines practical experiences with personal development support ...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Ann Allen Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow and Chair of Architecture & Design Scotland

Workshop

Localities & Learning Workshop

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Collaboration sits at the heart of the public sector reform agenda in Scotland. Changing spaces, driven by policy need and community insight offers both the opportunity of service re-design and better...

Speakers:

13:05

Lunch & Networking

14:15

Lammermuir Suite

Pupil/Student Experience

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The Gathering We will give a brief overview of Stirling and the growth of youth participation and how this is influencing the innovative delivery of services, around Mental Health, Education, transpor...

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Lowther Suite

Repurposing of Existing Buildings

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From classrooms and corridors to a new learning landscape: Hugh Anderson, haa design & Gordon Heggie, UWS In September this year UWS opened its doors to 2000 students at its new Lanarkshire ca...

Speakers:

  • Dr Gordon Heggie Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, & Academic Lead for Lanarkshire Campus Project - University of West of Scotland
  • Emma Hardy Vice President Education - Glasgow University Students' Representative Council
  • Hugh Anderson Managing Director & Chairman - haa design
  • Catherine Dillon Ruddy Headteacher - Our Lady of the Missions Primary School, East Renfrewshire

Chair:

  • Gary Jebb Director of Estates - The University of Edinburgh

15:20

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote: Question Time

Speakers:

  • Ann Allen Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow and Chair of Architecture & Design Scotland
  • Clare Hicks Deputy Director, Learning Directorate - Scottish Government
  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council
  • Carrie Lindsay Executive Director Education & Children's Services - Fife Council
  • Danny Raja Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Heather Dunk OBE Principal - Ayrshire College

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