Dr. Simon Kitto, Director of Research at the Office of CEPD served as an organizer, speaker, facilitator and moderator for the “Future Learning Environments – How Space Impacts on Learning” international, invitation-only conference held last week, June 3-5, 2012 at The Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Organized by the Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with the Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, the LEaRN Project, University of Melbourne and the Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC), the conference explored key dimensions and issues related to the use of space in the workplace setting, in particular, the hospital-based environment.
Limited to no more than 100 participants to ensure lively discussion and debate, participants examined how use of space can impact professional and interprofessional health care learning, bringing Continuing Interprofessional and Professional Education (CIPE) and how it transforms medicine to the world stage.
OTHER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
Interpretation between Curricula and Learning Environments Meeting – Dr. Kitto conducted a one-hour workshop session on June 6, 2012 with colleague Goran Lindahl called “Insights to Curricula and Learning Environments” at Tampere University of Technology in Hervanta, Tampere, Finland. The workshop for researchers and Tietotalo IT services company representatives focused on exploring the relationship between learning processes and campus design.
AMEE 2012 Conference: The Continuum of Education in the Healthcare Professions – Dr. Kitto will be conducting a pre-conference workshop and presenting an oral presentation at the International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) annual conference. Taking place on August 25-29 in Lyon, France, AMEE 2012 will highlight contemporary issues relating to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and the continuum across different phases.
For more information on AMEE 2012: http://www.amee.org/index.asp?pg=250