By Vin Gallo As the sweet, warm gales of spring blow against the hollow shell of Babson Library, the roar of cranes and construction machines can be heard across central campus. Slender white rods have appeared on the facing of the building, signifying the preparation of window installment. It will not be long before the…
A new University of Washington study found that three times as many female high school students were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was designed to be less 'geeky' and more inviting.
Dokk1, the largest public library in the Nordic countries by schmidt hammer lassen architects opened its doors to the public on June 20. Located in Aarhus, Denmark the new building represents a new generation of modern, hybrid libraries.
When Intrinsic School, a 60,000-sf public charter school, opened last August, it represented a first for Chicago: a school designed from the ground up to blend instruction, collaboration, and technolo...
In an Information Age and a Knowledge Era, libraries, along with educational institutions, have transformed the relationship they have with each other. Libraries are no longer spaces for storage of, or access to, volumes of information or for providing quiet spaces for students. Given access to information through the Internet and personal digital devices, the space and role of the school's library has had to re-invent or re-image itself to better respond to the learning needs within contemporary education.
Anne Whisken: 'The clip on this space includes photos and descriptions of my new Library Learning Space - the fulfillment of five years of research, building and creating to provide a space that contains all that we value in traditional library spaces and collections and takes it to a whole new level of interaction for 21st century learning.'
The School Library Assoc of Victoria held this major conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Friday 7 August. The views and advice of Politician and Principal keynote speakers set the tone for realising the need for innovation, flexibility and knowing your activity data as a library leader.
For the next nine months, your classroom will be you and your students’ home, makers space, and learning lab. The place where all the magic happens. For some, it’ll also be their refuge—even if, at times, they’ll act like it’s their prison.
How the design and furnishing of learning spaces can increase levels of engagement and foster active learning and teaching.
Anne Whisken's insight:
GOOD article! "Educators, researchers, and students are discovering the benefits and advantages of cooperative, active, and engaged learning. Classroom spaces that support such a shift in teaching and learning have lagged behind. A significant opportunity exists for maximizing learning opportunities and creating meaningful experiences by rethinking the classroom experience."
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