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Public. British Library London Building - e-architect

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British Library building London, Euston Road, England: architecture listing - design by Colin St John Wilson, architect - British Library building in London
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Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN...

Public. Not Your Mother's Library | "library design" AN... | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century
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University of Western Sydney Kingswood Campus Library

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COLLEGIATE, CONNECTED AND LIGHTFILLED:
A NEW CAMPUS LIBRARY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

A desire for a library incorporating worlds best practice, designed for the...
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Liking this one!  Inspiring workable learning spaces

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Liking this one!  Inspiring workable learning spaces

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Public. Search for a '21st century library' - Grand Forks Herald

Public. Search for a '21st century library' - Grand Forks Herald | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
In Billings, Mont., library books used to be available on rows of tall shelves in a warehouse with poor lighting.

That warehouse wasn't for storage—it was the city's public library.
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Class. Rhizomatic Learning Is A Metaphor For How We Learn

Class. Rhizomatic Learning Is A Metaphor For How We Learn | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Rhizomatic Learning Is A Metaphor For How We Learn
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Wheeler - Learning Theories for the Digital Age.

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Wheeler - Learning Theories for the Digital Age.

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Wheeler - Learning Theories for the Digital Age.

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Class. The Past, Present and Future of School Design - EdSurge

Class. The Past, Present and Future of School Design - EdSurge | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
To maximize the benefits of blended learning, we’ll need to rethink not just the system architecture of schooling, but also the physical architecture of schools themselves.
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'The big difference is that the open plan school movement of the 1970s had a premise that any activity could occur anywhere. The idea was that a “universal” space could be recruited for a multitude of activities. Unfortunately, those universal spaces weren’t particularly good for any one activity, so they were quickly abandoned or modified. Furthermore, the freedom sought from the cellular classrooms wasn’t combined with any technological advances in learning.

In contrast, blended learning introduces advances in digital technology that have impacted other industries so profoundly into the educational environment. In designing Intrinsic’s environment, our goal was not to make an infinitely flexible space. Our goal was to interweave purposefully designed spaces for different modes of learning in one large space. So, in a way, it is the antithesis of the 1970s movement.'

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Class. A different class: how innovative design is revolutionising traditional classrooms - euronews

Class. A different class: how innovative design is revolutionising traditional classrooms - euronews | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
A classroom can be a lot more than just four walls and rows of desks. Studies have shown the design and layout of the space in which students learn can heavily influence their performance in school and ultimately their academic success.
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School. Class. Library. New MHS learning commons discussed

School.  Class. Library. New MHS learning commons discussed | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
In the latest effort to improve Melrose High School, officials are looking to build a state-of-the-art learning commons to benefit both students and staff.
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School. SEED Library from shipping containers.

In 2010 the Architects Of Justice were commissioned by the MAL Foundation, to design a world class library for the MC Weiler Primary School in Alexandra, ...
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University. Transformed Space Invites Innovation, Research, Teaching and Learning to Transpire

Through recent renovations of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, an engaging innovative, experiential learning and collaboration environment ...
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Public. Fun, Tech & Architecture - Norfolk Library Breaks The Mold

This library breaks the mold! The Slover library is the most technologically advanced library in the U.S.A. according to Mayor Paul D. Fraim as of the time of this ...
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This architect UNDERSTANDS libraries...a rare thing indeed.

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School. Monticello High School's Learning Commons Wins National Award

School.  Monticello High School's Learning Commons Wins National Award | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Monticello High School's Learning Commons has received the National School Board Association's 2015 Magna Award.
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Public. Check Out 6 of the Finest New Library Buildings in the U.S.

Public. Check Out 6 of the Finest New Library Buildings in the U.S. | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Photo via Newman Architects It's a tricky time for public libraries. In addition to the constant threat of budget cuts, these time-honored cultural institutions also have to fight to stay...
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Class. A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

Class. A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Some educators are finding that standing desks are a simple way help fidgety kids settle down and get to work.
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Interesting idea

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Class. The how and why behind our Innovative Learning Space — Tomorrow's Learners

Class. The how and why behind our Innovative Learning Space — Tomorrow's Learners | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Recently my school (Tarawera High School) has made the exciting move into our brand new Innovative Learning Space (ILS). With the students about to st
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Class. Brave New World | Button up, we're out in the open.

Class. Brave New World | Button up, we're out in the open. | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
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'Hacking the school system softly' Tania Sheko brings creativity to the staff room.

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Class. TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

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TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks
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Not so much spaces, as the new ways of learning that spaces need to provide for ... 

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Public. New Beaverbrook library receives architecture award

Public. New Beaverbrook library receives architecture award | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
Library board looking to Kanata for main branch inspiration
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Van Rutten said the design of the building tries to adapt to the re-invention of libraries as more than just buildings with books, but meaningful meeting spaces where programming, services and learning for people of all ages can take place.

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University. Iconic Library Embraces Digital Era - Harvard Magazine

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Oxford’s Bodleian opens its new Weston Library.
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It’s impressive, but the question of how it all hangs together as a single library highlights the challenges of purpose and self-definition that big university libraries have faced in the past two decades. Digitization is important, but no one is going to pulp a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio because a scan is available. Yet a rare book locked out of view isn’t especially helpful to anyone. The problem—both of design and function—is how best to allow access to the books people want to see—people as different as a day-tripper and a tenured professor. The goal from the outset was to create “better interactions between manuscript archives, rare books, and people,” says Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian since 2014

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School. Time is now to reinvent school libraries (as learning commons?)

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Time is now to reinvent school libraries Scarborough Leader Loertscher, a nationally-renowned library science expert, was in Scarborough last week to meet with area educators and launch “The Year of the Learning Commons,” his year-long effort to...
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“The library used to be the territory of the librarian, but that had to change because there are many specialists in schools that have the same mission as the librarian and that is to help all the classroom teachers and students across the school,” Loertscher said.

The learning commons, he said, is the perfect place in which teachers and specialists co-teach units, something that brings together two skill sets and two teaching styles to lesson plans. Loertscher said his research has shown students absorb material better this way.

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“The library used to be the territory of the librarian, but that had to change because there are many specialists in schools that have the same mission as the librarian and that is to help all the classroom teachers and students across the school,” Loertscher said.

The learning commons, he said, is the perfect place in which teachers and specialists co-teach units, something that brings together two skill sets and two teaching styles to lesson plans. Loertscher said his research has shown students absorb material better this way.

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University of Michigan unveils state of the art medical library - MLive.com

University of Michigan unveils state of the art medical library - MLive.com | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan is nearly ready to reopen the school's Taubman Health Sciences Library, which has undergone a massive $55 million renovation.
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School with no walls: Teaching in open learning environments in Denmark (Learning World: S5E41, 3/3)

Ørestad Gymnasium in Denmark has no walls, no classrooms and spaces that are only loosely defined by permeable borders. Classes are taking place in these ...
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What an interesting and challenging teaching environment. I wonder how that would work here. I love the design of the school. Flexible learning is definitely the way of the future...

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Class. The Imagination Classroom - Trilogy | California Architects | Architecture, Urban Design & Research

Class. The Imagination Classroom - Trilogy | California Architects | Architecture, Urban Design & Research | Library learning spaces | Scoop.it
@DebbyCall6 Thanks for following! Check out our classroom #design exploration. "The Imagination Classroom." http://t.co/Ah25Eur5mt
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Public. New Halifax Central Library by schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Last December the new Halifax Central Library opened its doors. The design for the 15,000 m⊃2; library was won back in 2010 by Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen and local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell in an international competition.
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