Learning Places Scotland 2021 Articles

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  • Learning Places Scotland 2021 – Key Themes

    22 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    About Learning Places Scotland Learning Places Scotland is an annual event which, in partnership with the Scottish Government, brings the education sector and learning community together. It’s all abo ...
  • Low Carbon - Day 1

    23 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The theme of this session was “low carbon” which included two presentations. The first discussed pathfinder projects as part of the Net Zero Public Building Standard, presented by a representative fro ...
  • Keynote – Jamie Hepburn MSP - Day 1

    23 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The second keynote of Learning Places Scotland 2021 was delivered by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Higher and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training. This session was chaired by ...
  • Suitable - Day 1

    23 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The theme of this session was “suitability” which included three presentations. The first discussed a brief for well-being, presented by representatives from Scott Brownrigg Architects and the-learnin ...
  • Keynote – Susan Aitken - Day 1

    23 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Returning for its fourth year, the opening keynote of Learning Places Scotland (LPS) 2021 was delivered by Glasgow City Council’s Councillor Susan Aitken and was chaired by the Scottish Government’s A ...
  • Sustainable - Day 1

    23 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Sustainable Estate The theme of this session was the “sustainable estate” which included two presentations. The first discussed East Ayrshire Council’s Barony Campus Project, presented by representati ...
  • Inclusive Growth - Day 2

    24 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Inclusive Growth The theme of this session was “inclusive growth” which included two presentations. The first discussed Ayr Grammar Primary School’s role in regenerating Ayr’s historic town, presented ...
  • Closing Keynote - Day 2

    24 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Learner voice should be at the heart of changing learning spaces. Reflecting on the experience of learning at home through Covid-19, at school and in the evolving digital arena, young people from West ...
  • Digital - Day 2

    24 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Digital Estate The theme of this session was “digital estate” which included three presentations. The first discussed the Scottish Virtual Nature School which is an outdoors learning initiative, prese ...
  • Microsoft Keynote - Day 2

    24 Nov 2021 Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The penultimate keynote was presented by Microsoft's Director of Education for the UK, Chris Rothwell. It evaluated life ‘before and beyond remote learning’; the influence that technology has had on s ...

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  • Capital investment improved by digital construction - Morrison Construction

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The Government aspire to deliver ‘better, faster and greener’ public projects. This has sparked a change in capital investment, driven by multiple factors including operational costs and ambitious tar ...
  • Post-war there was a need to quickly construct and deliver new housing. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) significantly contributed to achieving this through its speed and efficiency. MMC is an off ...
  • Digital

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Technological advances have soared throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This webinar discussed ways that technology can be utilised both online and offline, with both presentations expressing a clear obj ...
  • Inclusive Growth

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    This webinar discussed primary schools located in South Ayrshire. Although distinct projects in their own right, they both exhibited similar objectives: to open up the school to its local community, a ...
  • Is There Another Way to Engage Learners in STEAM?

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Building on the acronym ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), ‘STEAM’ merges the arts. The significance of incorporating the arts into STEAM has been recognised more recently and ...
  • Low Carbon

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    The climate crisis has fuelled the momentum towards reaching Net Zero before 2045. The Passivhaus EnerPHit Standard has been internationally recognised for its low energy building standards in renovat ...
  • Suitable

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Everyone deserves a safe haven, to feel respected and to experience a sense of belonging. Utilising Maslow’s well-known hierarchy of needs in architecture and design generates acknowledgement of the n ...
  • Sustainable Estate

    Holly Passmore, Thought Leadership Consultant, Step Connect2
    Through evaluation of current learning environments, existing fabric can be repurposed to offer multiple facets of spaces and services. A multi-service approach can develop more inclusive, accessible ...
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