It’s Third Space, Jim, but not as we know it: universities, community, and digital practice
May 12, 2015
from 05:15 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness|
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Inaugural professorial lecture
This event is now fully booked, but places can be reserved on the waiting list.
Over the last two decades or so, the concept of ‘third space’ has become increasingly important in thinking about how our public spaces for congregating (e.g. museums, cafes, church halls) can provide a locus for democratic discussion and debate, creative thought and expression, social interaction and belonging, and community action. The concept of ‘third space’ has also become central to current thinking in education, particularly in relation to inclusive educational practice, community engagement, and learning within and across formal and informal online spaces.
In his inaugural lecture, Keith Smyth will draw upon current and emerging research and practice in exploring the idea of ‘third space’ in higher education. In doing so, key issues to be addressed will include: the potential of universities as third spaces in their communities; the creation of third spaces for collaborative learning within and across programmes of study; and what third space might mean in the context of the distributed university and a ‘digitally distributed curriculum’.
Professor Keith Smyth will present his inaugural lecture on May 12 and will be available for audience questions.
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