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How can educational environments be designed to facilitate authentic learning experiences?
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The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it
There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.
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Beautiful Learning Spaces

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CFoote's curator insight, January 9, 2:05 PM

Tumblr full of beautiful learning spaces around the world.  Creative uses of color, shape and light.

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The School Day of the Future is DESIGNED | MindShift

The School Day of the Future is DESIGNED | MindShift | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:21 AM

A MUST read...

 

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:30 AM

yes....a Must read:    "Designing the day around discovery of information, connections to real world challenges, discussions digging into our experiences with the world."  Lovely post!

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A Teen Eye for Design | Fast Company

A Teen Eye for Design | Fast Company | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it
Imagine what creativity might erupt, says linda tischler, if design were taught in middle school.
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Brain-based Learning Design Principles

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Re-thinking School Architecture in the Age of ICT | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Re-thinking School Architecture in the Age of ICT | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

Given the changes that massive investments in new technologies are bringing about in some places, policymakers and planners are asking themselves whether it is more cost effective to retrofit old classrooms, or if instead it might be more economical to build new ones.

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Stockholm’s School Without Classrooms

Stockholm’s School Without Classrooms | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

The rational divisions of space with designated functions are therefore replaced with a flowing indoor topography that lends itself to infinite uses and furthermore inspires students to take the space as fertile grounds to collaborate and seed their own ideas.

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Collaborating with Users to Design Learning Spaces: Playing Nicely in the Sandbox (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE

Collaborating with Users to Design Learning Spaces: Playing Nicely in the Sandbox (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

Keeping an open mind on how to redesign unused spaces — including theaters and swimming pools — can help a campus obtain additional classroom space.

Collaborating across campus can help generate funding and implementation of experimental classroom designs like the Clemson sandbox.

Building flexibility into a classroom design allows incorporation of new technologies as they come along.

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Clay Shirky on the relationship between physical space and creativity

Clay Shirky on the relationship between physical space and creativity | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

It's one of those classic, Shirkian riffs that includes a bunch of seemingly glib and merely clever ideas and culminates with a thing that ties it all together and makes you realize that a bunch of stuff you've been taking for granted is REALLY important and a bit weird.

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K-12 Lab wiki

We believe that creative confidence comes from repeated practice using a human-centered creative process to solve problem scenarios called design challenges. After using the process on these challenges, they will have another tool, the design thinking process, to apply towards solving real life problems.

We hope you use this space to find and share resources to teach design thinking.
This is still a working prototype, so feel free to explore and change.
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Bamboo Architecture: Green School, Bali « Archian Designs Architect Studio

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Inquiryng Minds: Creating a Space for Inquiry

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SCIL 'Tomorrow's School Today' project, launching the renovated Zone

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Building a Creative Classroom Environment - Finding Common Ground - Education Week

Building a Creative Classroom Environment - Finding Common Ground - Education Week | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground.
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What if eighth-graders reinvented the classroom? | SmartPlanet

What if eighth-graders reinvented the classroom? | SmartPlanet | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

Tools at Schools, an award-winning design-education initiative, enlisted real-life kids to remake desks and other classroom furniture to better suit them.

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This state-of-the-art classroom makes physics fun

This state-of-the-art classroom makes physics fun | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it
The students in Rob McCall's honors physics class pay scant attention to their teacher as they chat, scribble and even mark up windows with crayon.
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School Without Walls Fosters A Free-Wheeling Theory Of Learning | Co.Design

School Without Walls Fosters A Free-Wheeling Theory Of Learning | Co.Design | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

That’s right. Vittra Telefonplan, in Stockholm, was designed according to the principles of the Swedish Free School Organization Vittra, an educational consortium that doesn’t believe in classrooms or classes. So instead of endless rows of desks, it’s got neon-green “sitting islands” and whimsical picnic tables, where students and teachers gather. Instead of study hall, it has “Lunch Club,” a smattering of cafeteria-style tables on a checkerboard floor for working or eating (or both). And instead of an auditorium, it has a faceted blue amphitheater that rises up in the middle of the school like a giant floating iceberg. The place resembles a mini amusement park, only with laptops (yes, each student gets his or her own laptop).

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