Inaugural Research Lab


noun, often attributive \ˈla-b(ə-)rə-ˌtȯr-ē sometimes ˈla-bə(r)-ˌ or lə-ˈbȯr-ə-ˌ, British usually lə-ˈbär-ə-t(ə-)rē\

1a :  broadly :  a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study

1b :  a place like a laboratory for testing, experimentation, or practice

Origin: Medieval Latin laboratorium, from Latin laborare to labor, from labor.

005.Lab Equipment
This year the Higher Education and Theory (HEAT) network will be experimenting with a new Research Lab ​afternoon event, intended as a space to test, share, observe and discuss your own ideas on HE and pedagogy in an informal, collaborative and supportive setting. Participants will be invited to give a very short presentation outlining an aspect of the own thoughts, practices or projects connected to teaching and learning in the broader context of Higher Education and Theory.
These are not required to be fully articulated projects but “tasters” or “testers” of ideas you would like to discuss and pursue. They may be connected to ideas you have developed and reflected on in your own practice or arisen from conversations connected to the texts read and discussed in the Reading Group (or elsewhere). The intention is to encourage participants to reflect on and develop their research but also give an opportunity to discover shared and common themes or topics that have emerged from our various interests.

Everyone welcome (whether you attend the Reading Group or not) and all are warmly encouraged to take part.

The first Research Lab will take place on Wednesday 3rd December (Week 11) in Room M215 on our Marylebone campus from 1pm to 4pm.
For more information or to express your interest in the Research Lab, please email Matthew Charles or Steven Cranfield.
Please email Matthew or Steven by Monday 1st December to reserve a place.

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