Learning Places Scotland Conference | Focusing on the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Strategy

Learning Places Scotland is an annual event in partnership with the Scottish Government. The event features a 2-day multi-stream conference, an exhibition showcasing some of the most innovative solutions around and a glittering awards dinner celebrating excellence in the sector.

It is an opportunity for everyone involved in Education from policy makers to educationalists, teachers, children and young people to come together with those directly involved in creating learning places. We will discuss how the built and natural environments can support the best outcomes for our children and communities creating inclusive low carbon places through the power of learning and investment in the learning estate.

Call for Presentations Now Open

Building on the success of previous Learning Places Scotland events, we are inviting proposals for presentations, workshops and exhibition material which will investigate, illustrate, demonstrate or celebrate the theme of “Connected Learning Shaping Connected Futures”. These could relate to any part of the learning estate from early learning and childcare through primary, secondary and ASN schools, or into colleges, universities, CLD and beyond into other work or community spaces. Proposals could be based on initiatives within Scotland or further afield. They may relate to completed projects, newbuilds, refurbishments or temporary buildings, digital platforms and innovation, concepts in development, place based approaches to learning and community resilience, or potentially academic and technical research. Proposals may have a building component but could also be related to activities and practices which support the theme. Proposals are particularly welcome from anyone including children and young people, educators, building operators, design consultants, contractors, academics or the wider community. Challenge and vision are welcomed, as is sharing of lessons learned and experience of good practice.

A key requirement for the 2022 Conference is to draw on and demonstrate on the learning from the Covid experience and responses to the Climate Emergency and develop ideas about ‘Connected Learning Shaping Connected Futures’ for learning, communities and places.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 22 April 2022.

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