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Dr Charlie Smith

Dr Charlie Smith

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Biography

Dr Smith works as a Studio Design Tutor across the undergraduate and postgraduate Architecture programmes. He tutors and lectures with undergraduate cohorts on taught modules in Design, History and Theory, and Technology and Practice. In the postgraduate programme he is a Studio Design Tutor and Specialist Study Tutor, guiding students through the development of dissertations and thesis design projects. He also teaches on the MA in Urban Design programme.

As a Reader in Creative Pedagogies, Dr Smith's research focuses on learning and teaching in creative programmes - and in particular on assessment and feedback - and the impact of these to enhance and enrich the student learning experience. He has published numerous papers and presented at international conferences in this field. The outcomes of this work are implemented in the subject area through continual enhancement and innovation of the learning and teaching experience; he is similarly involved in the development of best practice in education across his Faculty and the University. Dr Smith contributed to the development of learning and teaching in his subject area at government level, through inclusion on the education panel of the Farrell Review. He achieved recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014, and in 2016 he was awarded an Individual Teaching and Learning Excellence Award.

Dr Smith also undertakes research in library architecture, focusing in particular on how digitisation and new programmatic challenges are affecting these civic and cultural landmarks in towns and cities. He has innovated ways in which studio design work can inform this research, creating collaborative partnerships with students, and which has also led to international publications. He has generated considerable external consultancy work, including involvement in cutting-edge projects for zero-carbon buildings. Dr Smith was awarded 'Outstanding Paper' in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Degrees

2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2001, Royal Institute of British Architects (NW), United Kingdom, Advance Diploma, Professional Practice in Architecture
2001, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, Sustainable Urban Housing
1998, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA, Architecture and Urban Design
1996, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma, Architecture
1993, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), Architecture

Academic appointments

Reader in Creative Pedagogies, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2005 - 2018

Publications

Highlighted publications

Smith C. 2020. How does the medium affect the message? Architecture students’ perceptions of the relative utility of different feedback methods. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2018. Take the Red Pill: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole of Teaching Informed Research. Charrette, 4 :126-135 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2017. The influence of hierarchy and layout geometry in the design of learning spaces Journal of Learning Spaces, 6 :59-67 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Smith C. 2020. When Students Become Critics: Reviewing peer reviews in theory and practice Charrette, 6 :71-92 Publisher Url Public Url

Smith C. 2020. How does the medium affect the message? Architecture students’ perceptions of the relative utility of different feedback methods. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith C. 2019. Naomi Winstone and David Carless (2020) Designing Effective Feedback Processes in Higher Education: A Learning-Focused Approach, Abingdon: Routledge (ISBN 978-0-8153-6163-3 [Pbk], 208pp) Innovations in Practice, 13 :73-76 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2019. An evaluation of community-managed libraries in Liverpool Library Management, 40 :327-337 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2018. Small group work: Dodging potential pitfalls to reach the pedagogic possibilities Innovations in Practice, 12 :12-16 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2018. Take the Red Pill: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole of Teaching Informed Research. Charrette, 4 :126-135 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2017. The influence of hierarchy and layout geometry in the design of learning spaces Journal of Learning Spaces, 6 :59-67 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2017. Are We Throwing Out the Books with the Bathwater? Dilemmas Over New Directions in Library Design International Journal of the Book, 15 :1-10 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2017. Mind the Gap! Students’ Expectations and Early Experiences of Higher Education Innovations in Practice, 11 :23-38 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2016. The Library as a Hybrid Building: New Forms and Complex Programmes The International Journal of the Book, 14 :29-37 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2016. Self-directed learning: a toolkit for practitioners in a changing higher education context Innovations in Practice, 10 :15-26 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2014. Future of the book and library creatively explored New Library World, 115 :211-224 DOI Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2014. Fusing Technology and Design in the Studio Charrette, 1 :115-126 Author Url Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2011. Understanding Students’ Views of the Crit Assessment. Journal of Education in the Built Environment, 6 :44-67 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2010. A reflection on the pros and cons of the ‘‘crit’’ as a method for delivering feedback and conducting assessment. Innovations in Practice, 2 :104-111

Book review

Smith CR. 2018. David Boud, Rola Ajjawi, Phillip Dawson and Joanna Tai (Eds.) (2018) Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education, Abingdon: Routledge (978-1-138-08935-8 [Pbk], 202pp) Innovations in Practice, 12 :69-72 Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2016. Elizabeth Boling, Richard A. Schwier, Colin M. Gray, Kennon M. Smith, and Katy Campbell (Eds.) (2016) Studio Teaching in Higher Education, Abingdon: Routledge (978-1-138-90243-5 [Pbk], 300pp) Innovations in Practice, 10 :144-146 Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Smith CR. 2017. ‘“Yet Another Apartment Block…?!” A Critique of Housing Provision in Cities, and Qualities That Make Urban Houses Desirable.’ AMPS Conference Publication Series 8. Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery., Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery 8 :65-74 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2016. Take the red pill: A journey into the rabbit hole of teaching informed research Research Based Education - association of architectural educators 2016 2 :396-406 Publisher Url Public Url

Smith CR. 2016. The Library as a Hybrid Building: New Forms and Complex Programmes International Journal of the Book, The 13th International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries, Vancouver 14 :29-37

Smith CR. 2014. The student-directed learning landscape - Academia without academics? Higher Education Academy Annual Conference 2014 - Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2013. Evaluating Architecture students’ perspective of learning in peer reviews. DRS // CUMULUS - The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers 1 :343-355 Author Url Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2013. Fusing technology and design in the studio (Un)common Currency - Conference of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE)

Smith CR. 2011. Evolving the delivery of formative feedback in Architecture LJMU Learning & Teaching Conference Author Url

Smith CR. Student View of Peer Review Seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area Author Url

Smith C. Strategies for Nurturing Evaluative Judgement by Design Students Education, Design and Practice – Understanding Skills in a Complex World

Chapters

Smith CR. 2016. The influence of digital media on the design of libraries Baker D, Evans W. The End of Wisdom? The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age. 1 :45-48 Chandos 9780081001424 DOI Publisher Url

Smith CR. 2016. Presence, permeability and playfulness – future library architecture in the digital era Baker D, Evans W. Digital Information Strategies: From Applications and Content to Libraries and People :229-244 Chandos Publishing 978-0-08-100251-3 DOI

Smith CR. 2015. Chasing the Grail - Reconciling Priorities to Improve New Housing Cairns G, Isaac-Menard R, Potts G. Housing The Future – Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow :53-67 Libri Publishing. Faringdon 978-0-9933706-0-1 Author Url

Artefact

Smith CR. 2006. Salford City Academy

Engagement & Impact

Media Coverage:

https://taloncloud.ca/Charlie-Smith, Smith, C. 2020. An 'Expert Voices' podcast on 'TALON - Teaching and Learning Online Network', based at the University of Calgary, providing insights into a variety of resources, tools, and best practices that help think about and shift towards online education.. 2020

Frankland, R. and C. Smith. (2007). “Home:Works” in Home for the Future. Real Estate TV and Sky Channel 279. Broadcast on Sunday 6 May. 17.30. This television programme featured the short-listed competition entries to design a low-energy family dwelling..

Conference presentation:

"Two Tales From the Library: The Erosion of Public Realm and New Forms of Space", Experiential Design – Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, Video presentation. 2020

"Understanding Students’ Use of Feedback – A Research Project Studying Undergraduate and Postgraduate Architecture Cohorts", Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference – Teaching in the Spotlight: Innovations for Teaching Excellence, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, Oral presentation. 2019

"'What Do They Do With My Feedback?' A Study of How Undergraduate and Postgraduate Architecture Students Perceive and Use their Feedback", Seventh International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2019

"Strategies for Nurturing Evaluative Judgement by Design Students", Education, Design and Practice – Understanding Skills in a Complex World, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, New York, USA, Video presentation. 2019

"Feedback: What do Students (Actually) do with it?", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2019

"Student Learning Through Feedback: The Value of Peer Review?", International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference: Transforming Feedback – Research and Development, Macdonald Hotel, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2018

"Small Group Work: Dodging the Potential Pitfalls to Reach the Pedagogic Possibilities", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2018

"Are We Throwing Out the Books with the Bathwater? Dilemmas over New Directions in Library Design", Fifteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries, Imperial College London, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

"Mind the Gap! Level 4 Students’ Expectations, Experiences and Retention in Higher Education", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

"Taking Stock on Retention: Where to Next?", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

"'Yet Another Apartment Block…?!' A Critique of Housing Provision in Cities, and Qualities That Make Urban Houses Desirable", Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

"A Labyrinth and a Research Thread: Some Experiences of Teaching Informed Research", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

"Take the Red Pill: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole of Teaching Informed Research", Research Based Education - Association of Architectural Educators International Conference, University College London, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

"Libraries as Hybrid Buildings: New Forms and Complex Programmes", Thirteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Oral presentation. 2015

"Reshaping Locations for Learning", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2015

"Chasing the Grail: Reconciling Priorities to Improve New Housing", Housing – Critical Futures conference, University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Oral presentation. 2015

"From the PG Cert to Conference Presentations and Publications", Spaces, Places & Technologies – ELESIG NW, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2015

"The Student-Directed Learning Landscape - Academia without Academics?", 10th Higher Education Academy Annual Conference – Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, Oral presentation. 2014

"The Student-Directed Learning Landscape - Academia without Academics?", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2014

"Design in the Studio", Shanghai International Innovation Design Workshop, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, Oral presentation. 2014

"Evaluating Architecture Students’ Perspective of Learning in Peer Reviews", DRS // CUMULUS 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, Oslo, Norway, Oral presentation. 2013

"Fusing Technology and Design in the Studio", Association of Architectural Educators’ International Conference on Architectural Education, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK., Oral presentation. 2013

"Peer Reviews in Architecture", Seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

"Evolving the Delivery of Formative Feedback in Architecture", Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2011

Editorial boards:

Innovations in Practice, Member of the Editorial Board, http://openjournals.ljmu.ac.uk/index.php/iip/index. 2017

The International Journal of the Book, Associate Editor, http://booksandpublishing.com/journal. 2017

Award:

Individual Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2016

'Outstanding Paper Award', for Smith, Charlie. (2014). ‘Future of the book and library creatively explored.’ New Library World, (115)5-6: 211-224, ISBN 978-1-78441-375-0, ISSN 0307-4803, Emerald Literati Network, http://10.0.4.84/NLW-04-2014-0034. 2015

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores University. 2009

Fellowships:

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2014

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy. 2009

Conference organisation:

Higher Education Workshop / Seminar: Seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area., Key Contact and Organiser. 2012

Research Grants Awarded:

Higher Education Academy, Seeking continuous improvement and innovation in feedback and assessment in the Art and Design subject area, Jon Spruce, Grant value (£): 1500, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2011

Centre for Education in the Built Environment, CEBE National Student Survey Focus Group, Grant value (£): 100, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2011

North West Regional Development Agency, Glass Facade Design (consultancy project), Glass Elements, Grant value (£): 3,000, Duration of research project: 10 months. 2010

North West Regional Development Agency, A Carbon Neutral Classroom, Class of Your Own, Grant value (£): 3,000, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2009

External collaboration:

Higher Education Academy, Centre for Education in the Built Environment. 2011

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2009

Industrial connections:

Class of Your Own, Zero carbon classroom design - Consultancy project. 2009

Glass Elements, Facade design - Consultancy project. 2009

Membership of professional bodies:

Architect, Architect's Registration Board (ARB). 2001

Other Professional Activity:

Member of the Assessment and Feedback Community of Practice; Higher Education Academy. 2018.

Member of the Benchmarking Student Feedback Special Interest Group; Higher Education Academy. 2011.

The Farrell Review. Expert panel member of ‘Education’ workshop. 2013..