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Research Highlight: Spaces of Teaching and Learning

This integrated collection of perspectives on the spaces of teaching and learning uses ‘learning space’ to place educational practice in context. It considers the complex relationships involved in the design, management and use of contemporary learning spaces. It sheds light on some of the problems of connecting the characteristics of spaces to the practices and outcomes of teaching and learning. The contributions show how research into learning spaces can inform broader educational practices and how the practices of teaching, learning and design can inform research.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT: Epistemic Fluency and Professional Education

What does it take to be a productive member of a multidisciplinary team working on a complex problem? Increasingly, work in the 21st century begs questions like this. As an answer to this question, Lina Markauskaite and Peter Goodyear respond that one needs to have epistemic fluency to be a productive member of a multidisciplinary team working on a complex problem.

Return of the Research Fest

Save the date; Nov 29th is Fest Day – sign-up for updates at http://bit.ly/festinfo18

Get out your calendars: this year's Fest will be in the New Law building at the University of Sydney on Thursday November 29th. The Fest is an annual-ish, CRLI event inviting the community of the sciences and technologies of learning and innovation to come together to exchange ideas, showcase work, form new collaborations, and catch up on recent innovations. Everyone is welcome to attend and it is free.

Best article of 2016—Educational Psychologist!

Educational Psychologist is the leading academic journal for educational research. Earlier this month, they awarded the 'best article of 2016' to an article written by Michael Jacobson, Manu Kapur, and Peter Reimann.

In the second iteration of the award, the prestigious Educational Psychologist has deemed the best paper of 2016 to be Conceptualizing Debates in Learning and Educational Research: Toward a Complex Systems Conceptual Framework of Learning' (Jacobson, Kapur, Reimann, 2016)! Authors Michael Jacobson and Peter Reimann are both professors here at Sydney University—the latter being the current co-director of CRLI—and their external