Universidad Mariano Galvez: Active Learning

Educators and administrators at UMG understood they needed to make changes to their classrooms and develop a new classroom paradigm where technology and the physical space are integrated to support pedagogy and create a more active and engaging experience for instructors and students.

University of Florida Focuses on Active Learning

The LearnLab was the first of the two spaces to be created and it helped pave the way for the AHA! space, but it faced an initial challenge: UF’s need — as at all institutions of higher education — to hold down the amount of real estate allocated per student.

The Newmark School Adds Flexible Space

The Newmark School is focused on providing a positive learning environment for its special needs students. Administrators, teachers and parents are focused on environments that are flexible, comfortable, high-tech, and optimistic for their students. See how they are using space as a strategic tool to help students reach their full potential.

Stanford d.school Aids Design Thinking

The d.school’s philosophy holds that space, furniture, tools, and technology are integral to pedagogy. Students are encouraged to display their ideas and work in progress. See how they use their space to promote behaviors critical to design thinking, such as empathy and experimentation.

Teaching the Teachers

Ohalo College in Katzrin, Israel, takes an innovative approach to space, pedagogy and technology to educate a new generation of teachers, putting it at the leading edge of faculty development and training.

Clintondale HS: Rethinking the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.

A New Learning Curve

A growing body of research and in-classroom experience show that what’s commonly called the “sit and get” style of learning couldn’t be more wrong. In order to keep the brain active, the evidence shows clearly that we need to move.

A New Learning Curve

Why is there so much passive instruction in classrooms today where instructors are still giving traditional lectures rather than adopting active learning pedagogies?

Teaching the Teachers

Ohalo College in Katzrin, Israel, takes an innovative approach to space, pedagogy and technology to educate a new generation of teachers, putting it at the leading edge of faculty development and training.