Building Blocks for Boys, MAR'16

IBSC-UK Regional Conference
Building Blocks for Boys – Optimising the Learning Environment

Wednesday, 2 March 2016
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
Elstree, Hertfordshire, England

Building Blocks for Boys – Optimising the Learning Environment which was led by Professor Peter Barrett and Lisa Freedman. The aim of this conference was to support staff in developing their understanding learning spaces and learning environments for boys.

Speakers

Our featured speakers were Professor Peter Barrett, MSc, PhD, DSc, FRICS from the University of Salford and Lisa Freedman, BA(Hons), MA, journalist and education consultant. Review the Speaker page for complete details and keynote topics.

We also offered an ONLINE LIVE STREAMING option (ONLY for those who live outside the UK and Europe). This marks the first time we were able to provide the opportunity for IBSC Member Schools from around the globe to participate in a regional conference.

Speakers

Our featured speakers are Professor Peter Barrett, MSc, PhD, DSc, FRICS from the University of Salford and Lisa Freedman, BA(Hons), MA, journalist and education consultant. Review the Speaker page for complete details and keynote topics.

Online Streaming Access Details

  • Link for IBSC Conference Live Stream
  • Note for Mac users: you must open this link with Google Chrome; Safari does not support the stream.
  • The direct email into the room is IBSC@habsboys.org.uk. This will be monitored throughout both sessions.
  • We will email the paperwork to the virtual attendees a few minutes before the first presentation commences.
  • We will not be streaming the breaks nor lunch.

Podcasts and Other Materials

The podcasts are available until further notice. No login details are required. You can find the various sessions at:

As with the live stream, Mac users will need to use Google Chrome to view these recordings because Safari does not support the dual-encoded video playback.

Timing and Location of Events

Campus map for reference includes venue locations as well as location of car park.
Download Programme Schedule

Time Activity Location
09.30 AM Registration and coffee

Old Refectory
10.00 AM Welcome

Mr. Jim Hawkins – Head Master, Harrow School on behalf of IBSC
Mr. Peter Hamilton – Headmaster, HABS
Mr. Matthew Judd – Second Master, HABS

Aske Hall
10.15 AM 'The HABS Context'
Mr. John Maguire – Deputy Head (Academic), HABS
Aske Hall
10.50 AM
Keynote 1, part 1
Professor Peter Barrett PhD
Clever Classrooms

The focus of this session will be on the impact of the characteristics of the physical spaces provided in schools on the educational outcomes achieved by pupils

Aske Hall
11.30 AM Coffee
Aske Hall
11.45 AM Keynote 1, part 2
Professor Peter Barrett PhD
Clever Classrooms
Aske Hall
12:30PM Tour (School Library, Medburn Centre, new style classrooms) Old Refectory
13.00PM Lunch (informal Buffet)

Old Refectory
14.15 PM Keynote 2
Ms Lisa Freedman
Building Schools for the Future

A survey of which independent schools are building what, and why? This talk will look at a number of leading school’s approaches to building programmes over the past decade

Aske Hall
15.15 PM Round up, plenary
Led by Mr. Judd and Mr. Maguire
Aske Hall
15.45/16.00 PM Closing remarks
Mr. Hawkins

Followed by tea and departure
Aske Hall

Registration

  • IBSC Member Rate is approximately £80/person ($125 USD)
  • Non-Member Rate is approximately £110/person for non member schools ($170 USD)
  • Online Streaming Rate is $50 USD
    So that those not from UK/Europe may participate in the conference, we are offering for the first time an online streaming option. This registration option provides for online streaming of the keynote and plenary sessions.
    The Online Streaming option is AVAILABLE ONLY to those NOT from UK or EUROPE.
  • Registration is payable in USD by Visa, MasterCard, bank wire, or cheque.
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