[44] Teaching paradigms and real world costs: adapt or die.


Teaching paradigms and real world costs: adapt or die.


Matt Garrad


The Higher Education market is becoming more commercialised, and students’ expectations of learning are changing, in line with new technological advancements. In the current climate, with financial and political uncertainties looming large, teaching institutions cannot rely solely on traditional methods of content delivery to cope with increasing student numbers and new programmes of study.

The conventional approach of “building your way out” of teaching space shortages is now no longer a cost effective means of being able to provide additional content to increased student numbers, and so delivery methods will have to change if institutions are to survive and remain financially viable.

This presentation will briefly outline the challenges, and will seek to quantify, via the use of examples, the financial costs and associated risks to an institution of relying solely on conventional methods of teaching.

Session Outline

I am intending to present this as a Pecha Kucha, using the prescribed format of powerpoint slides. I am hoping to engage participants by giving some insight into the space modelling work which has been taking place, referencing projected growth from College Business plans, current estimated space costs for building and maintaining new teaching space, and timetabling outcomes.

Key Messages

I would hope that the delegates will come away with a greater understanding of the risks associated with continuing to teach using only conventional didactic approaches and, for Swansea attendees, to reinforce the messages coming from other areas regarding teaching methodology changes.

Key Words

costs, pedgaogical paradigms

FOR STAFF ONLY: Please do not record this session Data projector, computer with MS Powerpoint please (I can provide my own laptop if required). Depending upon the size of the space, I may require a microphone.

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