Can we improve the connection to nature across our learning environments and create more effective settings that prioritise learner well-being?
A growing body of research supports what we instinctively know, learning outdoors in nature is good for our well-being. It can improve our recovery from stress, cognitive function and creativity. Parallel research into how environments affect our capacity to learn, shows the importance of air quality, lighting and acoustics.
We will hear our speakers share their experience at policy level, what they have learned from other places, how these ideas are applied in higher education and share some examples from our work of how we can create a more natural learning habitat.”
Our experts are:
Karen Nugent, Head of Creative Workspace at Page\Park Architects
Jill Stevenson, Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Stirling
Stephen Long, Senior Associate Director (Education), Scottish Future Trust
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director at Scottish Future Trust