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"A place for pedagogy and play" by Matluba Kahn

“My PhD project is an interdisciplinary research which investigated the impact of a designed school ground on children’s learning motivation and their formal and informal learning. This included co-design and development of an outdoor learning environment in a Government primary school in Bangladesh involving children, teachers and the community. My talk will focus on the ‘affordances’ of the designed school ground for children’s formal and informal learning activities. It will also highlight how the teachers discovered affordances in different landscape elements that influenced their teaching practices.”

Matluba Khan recently passed the viva voce examination of her PhD in Landscape Architecture in the University of Edinburgh. She received numerous awards for her research work including  EDRA great places award 2016,  ABTA doctoral researchers award 2016, EDRA best student paper and overall best paper award 2014 and the winner in Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh 2014. She was selected as the Scottish Graduate School’s first ever think in residence to work on her research in Deveron Arts in Scotland. Matluba has been tutoring in Architecture and Landscape Architecture in the University of Edinburgh at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 2015. Before embarking on her PhD in the UK she held a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka. She completed her B.Arch and M.Arch degrees from the same institute respectively in 2009 and 2012 awarded with Shamsunnahar Khan Memorial Gold Medal and Anisur Rahman Gold Medal.

This seminar will take place on Wed.19th April at 12:15, Room WA2.09 (William Arrow Building, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh)