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Wednesday, November 11 • 09:45 - 10:15
Aggregation of Marginal Gains in all Learning: making learning better

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Learning is taking a cue from elite sports. A revolution is Sport has seen a focus on the aggregation of marginal gains - so many little details that together make a substantial difference to performance and outcomes.

In Learning too, new technologies, like the of Internet of Things with big data, alongside much research about cognitive processes, have revealed a host of easily attained, small, marginal gains. Each impacts on our learning outcomes, but aggregated together they make a remarkable difference. Engagement, understanding, focus, behaviour, academic performance, wellbeing and just plain enjoyment all improve.

This entertaining session explores many years of research in learning spaces, face to face and online: schools, universities, sports coaching facilities, companies, home learning & working spaces, outdoor, indoor. It looks at the reality of those marginal gains as CO2 is reduced, TVOCs are capped, noise is nuanced, temperature is held at optimal levels, and very much more. Helpfully, the mediation and optimisation of these variables, when they are sub optimal, is affordable and easy to achieve. The right plants can suck excess CO2 out of crowded learning spaces for example. Everyone notices the difference right away.

This is hugely important. Whatever pedagogy is adopted within institutions or on-line the least we might aspire to is to allow our learners to be the best they can possibly be. Of course, if Learning was the Olympics we would be doing this already.

In a responsive non-linear presentation, participants wil see strategies for better learning from differing contexts around the world, and will take away things to do, simply, right away to Make Learning Better.

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Stephen Heppell

Learning Innovator, Technology and Spaces, Heppell.net & UCJC
Stephen is Professor: The Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid. Stephen's "eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground" approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 09:45 - 10:15 CET
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