Programme for Symposium

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The Porous University – A critical exploration of openness, space and place in Higher Education

An Lòchran, Inverness Campus

 

The programme of activities for The Porous University Symposium is outlined below. See ‘Additional info’ for details of sessions which can be viewed online – this includes sessions to be broadcast live via Twitter, and also a parallel session which will run as a webinar on Day 2.

The hashtag for the event is #porousuni

You can download a pdf copy of the programme.

For further information visit the University of the Highlands and Islands event webpage.

 

Day 1 – Monday 8th May

Time and venue Session Additional info
 

11.00 onwards

The Street, Level 1

 

Registration

 

12.00

The Street, Level 1

 

Lunch

 

12.45

Lecture Room

 

Welcome and overview

 

To be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter. See #porousuni hashtag stream at time of session starting.

 

13.00 – 14.00

Lecture Room

 

Opening provocations

 

The university beyond it’s walls (Frank Rennie)

 

Inquiry as openness: Re-imagining the university, its commitments and responsibilities (Emanuele Bardone and Maarja Taaler)

 

What we say and what we do (Gina Wall)

 

To be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter. See #porousuni hashtag stream at time of session starting.

 

14.05 – 15.20

 

Parallel sessions of provocations

 

Lecture room

 

Stream 1

 

Opening up the university: Being and becoming critically academically literate? (Gordon Asher)

 

“Der Fachidiot”: The paratechnic in the monotechnic (Neil Mullholland)

 

Learning Lab

 

Stream 2

 

Boundaries, transduction and viability: A systems-theoretical call-to-arms for universities (Mark Johnson)

 

Taking care of business part 2: Redesigning Higher Education (John Casey and Wolfgang Greller)

 

15.25 – 15.55

 

 

Preparation time for outcomes of parallel session

 

Coffee available

 

 

16.00 – 17.00

 

Lecture Room

 

Coming together

 

 

 

17.00 – 17.15

Lecture Room

 

Concluding day one

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Tuesday 9th May

Time and venue Session Additional info
 

09.00 – 09.30

The Street

 

 

Coffee

 

09.00 – 09.30

 

 

 

Virtually Connecting session for online participants

 

To be run online in conjunction with the Virtually Connecting group. Further information to become available at the above link.

 

09.30 – 09.50

Lecture Room

 

Welcome and reflection on day one

 

To be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter. See #porousuni hashtag stream at time of session starting.

 

09.50 – 10.50

Lecture Room

 

Opening provocations

 

What does open mean beyond releasing content? (Sheila MacNeill)

 

The Producer as Student; valuing knowledge in the wild (Alex Dunedin)

 

Against the fetishisation of the Porous University (Richard Hall)

 

 

To be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter. See #porousuni hashtag stream at time of session starting.

 

11.00 – 12.15

 

Parallel sessions of provocations (coffee available)

 

Lecture room

 

Stream 1

 

Is there a disconnect between pedagogy, practice, student needs and student experience? (Pete Cannell)

 

Flipping the Art School: Propositions for an expanded studio – A mindful contribution to the education debate (Jake Jackson)

 

Learning Lab

 

Stream 2

 

Open doesn’t work (Derek Jones)

 

“How Porous does a university have to be before it stops being a university?” (Bill Johnston)

 

Room 1-039

 

Stream 3

 

What if…openness flowed both ways? (Ronald Macintyre)

 

The curriculum as a co-operative space (Keith Smyth)

 

Webinar session for online participants

 

Please join via the LTA Connect Webinar Room using either Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Please test your connection in advance and see the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra help pages if you need further technical guidance.

 

12.15 – 12.45

 

 

Preparation time for outcomes of parallel session

 

 

 

12.45 – 13.15

The Street

 

Lunch

 

13.15 – 14.15

Lecture Room

 

Coming together

To be broadcast live via Periscope on Twitter. See #porousuni hashtag stream at time of session starting.

 

 

14.15 – 14.45

Lecture room

 

Next steps and close

 

 

 

 

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