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...
Key TakeawaysProviding dedicated space to engage faculty and students with emerging educational technologies while encouraging their exploration of the possibilities brings about new opportunities in teaching and learning.Being intentional and innovative in the design of informal learning spaces captures attention and promotes awareness of new ideas, empowering faculty and students.Tracking and exploring new technologies while monitoring trends in teaching practices helps a campus respond to faculty needs in teaching and students' desires for the optimal learning experience. "
Built by Projektil Architekti in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic with date 2008. Images by Andrea Lhotakova. The Research Library in the Czech Republic was designed by the Prague-based architectural studio Projektil architekti...
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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