高等教育のラーニングデザインを研究するB Lab Glasgowを英国に新設!


B Lab は、イギリスにB Lab Glasgowを設置します。大学の教育手法を革新するために、学問横断的なラーニングデザインに焦点を当て、異なる学問領域を横断した研究を進めます。様々なコミュニケーション手段や学習ツールを総合的に活用し、学生たちの学習体験を向上させる新しい取り組みを展開します。活動の第一弾として、ビジネスと経営、心理学、医学の3つの分野で「漫画」を用いた学びを推進します。B Lab Glasgowは、デニス・フィッシュバッハ=スミス教授(グラスゴー大学 リスクとレジリエンス 教授)を中心に、英国やヨーロッパの他の大学からも変革的な学習デザインに興味を持つ同僚が参加しています。

■B Lab Glasgow のオーガナイザー Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smithよりメッセージ

B Lab GlasgowのオーガナイザーにDenis Fischbacher-Smith氏(Professor of Risk and Resilience at the University of Glasgow)が就任。以下Fischbacher-Smith氏よりメッセージ。

B Lab ファミリーに参加できることをとても嬉しく、光栄に思います。B Labのネットワークは素晴らしく変革的で、ラーニングデザインや学生の学びを向上させる課題についてB Labコミュニティの仲間たちと一緒に取り組むことを楽しみにしています。

B Lab Glasgowでは、英国やヨーロッパの他の大学からラーニングデザインに興味がある仲間が集まり、学生の学びを向上させるために革新的なテクノロジーやアプローチを共に模索します。また、実務経験を向上させたい専門家の成長を目指す場でもあります。ラーニングデザインにおいて、エビデンスを基にしたアプローチで変革を促進するこの機会は、教育全体に大きな影響を与えるでしょう。B Labファミリー全体で協力することは、学びのプロセスを変え、大学で行われる教育に関する研究が多くの人に伝わり、変化を推進する可能性を秘めています。

B Lab announced the establishment of B Lab Glasgow in the United Kingdom. B Lab Glasgow has a focus on the development of learning design principles across different academic disciplines, or worlds. Using a systems approach to learning design B Lab Glasgow aims to explore the use of innovative approaches to developing student learning in higher education through the use of multiple channels for communication and learning. Initial projects include the development and use of academic comics as a means of delivering learning across three disciplines – business and management, psychology, and medicine – through teaching in decision-making, forensic psychology, and patient safety. B Lab Glasgow is led by Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith who is Professor of Risk and Resilience at the University of Glasgow and involves colleagues from other Universities in the UK and Europe with an interest in transformative learning design.

■Comment from B Lab Glasgow Organizer Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith

Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Professor of Risk and Resilience at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed as the organizer of B Lab Glasgow. The following is a message from Professor Fischbacher-Smith.

I am delighted and honored to join the B Lab family of scholars. The work of the network is both exemplary and transformative, and I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the B-Lab community around issues relating to learning design and the enhancement of the student learning experience. B Lab Glasgow will bring together colleagues from other universities in the UK and Europe with an interest in learning design in higher education and will explore the ways in which we can incorporate innovative technologies and approaches into the enhancement of the student learning experience, as well as for those practitioners who are seeking to enhance their professional development. The opportunity to provide an evidence-based approach to transformational change within learning design has implications for education at all levels. The potential for collaboration within the wider B Lab family offers considerable scope to transform the learning process and to ensure that the education-related research carried out within universities is communicated to as wide an audience as possible to support the case for change.