Problem-solving is at the heart of our new WECC
The Westmead Redevelopment and University of Sydney Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) refurbishment is designing a shared space, where partners across the Westmead precinct have an opportunity to consider what is important when it comes to the future of education, training and research at Westmead.
Dr Pippa Yeoman is researching the design and use of learning spaces at the University of Sydney.
“Preparing students to participate in knowledge economies means giving them authentic opportunities to develop their ability to think critically, solve problems, source and interpret information and convey meaning,” she says.
The technology has been tailored to support this new approach to education, training and research, and to improve the student and teacher experience, says WECC ICT Project Manager, George Khouri.
“The student is at the centre of the design and technology in WECC. Audio visual systems support a variety of presentation and collaboration styles on projects, and digital white boards encourage workshopping in small groups.”
The physical and virtual teaching and learning space will seamlessly link through tools like video and web conferencing, allowing students and teachers to work across facilities in the health district and other University of Sydney campuses.
The WECC level 1 space is expected to open for students and staff participating in education, training and research in early September.
The University of Sydney’s Westmead Forum is this Wednesday, 2 August, and will provide an overview of the new WECC level 1 space. University of Sydney staff, students, affiliates and guests of the university are welcome to attend.
Online registration is essential: https://uniforumaugust2017.eventbrite.com.au