The Alfonso X el Sabio University has transformed its educational spaces to adapt them to current and future teaching needs, going for areas that are modern, flexible and innovative, and that above all offer students a quality education.
When a university’s history extends back almost 400 years, tradition is an integral part of its identity. Yet, for any institution of learning in today’s world, no matter how old or how new, success depends on anticipating and responding to the needs and expectations of 21st-century students.
How a classroom is designed and furnished can significantly improve how educators teach and how students learn.
AIC was purposefully created to provide that kind of forward-facing learning and teaching environment. As Shaw explains, “When we began this journey, we knew our mission was to bring an authentic American experience to the future leaders of Kuwait. You can feel it the moment you walk through our doors.”
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences renovated their facility so that learning could happen anywhere, and as a result, students are collaborating and engaging in ways they haven’t seen before. Two PCHS faculty members share how they’ve observed students engaging in the new space.
Two educators passionate about active learning share their strategies and techniques for engaging students. Dr. Julie Marshall, teacher from South Carolina’s Saluda Trail Middle School, and Randy Hall, an educational technology facilitator at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center in New York, discuss how to reimagine and reinvent classrooms to break down barriers, develop trust and prepare students for the future.
Professors at Appalachian State University empower students to use design thinking, solve serious problems and initiate change.