University of Florida Focuses on Active Learning

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.

University of Michigan: Keeping Pace with Active Learning

University of Michigan: Keeping Pace with Active Learning

The University of Michigan takes a fresh approach to their classrooms, implementing a strategy that includes engagement, collaboration and flexibility. A partnership with Steelcase education helped provide a variety of classroom set-ups and solutions to offer students a wide range of classroom experiences each incorporating collaborative tools and technology.

Universidad Mariano Galvez: Active Learning

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.

How Classroom Design Affects Engagement

How Classroom Design Affects Engagement

New data from ongoing Steelcase Education studies shows that classrooms designed for active learning—i.e., where physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty— have a significant effect on student engagement.

Richland College Adds Steelcase LearnLab

Richland College Adds Steelcase LearnLab

Richland visited Steelcase to explore possibilities in innovative classroom design. After visiting and seeing LearnLab firsthand, Richland leaders became convinced that this research-based concept for integrating furniture and technology into the classroom space could be an important tool in furthering progressive learning strategies.

Insights Into Technology-Empowered Learning

Insights Into Technology-Empowered Learning

With fresh ways of thinking about learning environments, schools can capture the promise of evolving educational models without diminishing the importance of teachers and bricks-and-mortar campuses.

Coastline Community College: A Flexible, Collaborative Environment

Coastline Community College: A Flexible, Collaborative Environment

See how an active learning environment emerges when two classes at Coastline Community College in California experience a new type of classroom for the first time. From multiple modes of learning to engaged and participative students, the Verb classroom collection from Steelcase Education instantly transforms the learning environment by offering flexible and collaborative tools.

A New Learning Curve

A New Learning Curve

The active learning classroom has been called “the third teacher” for the impact it can have on students. But what we’ve needed is a reliable post-occupancy evaluation that measures how well a different (i.e., active) classroom design can affect student success. Now the wait is over.

Closing the Achievement Gap with ēno

Closing the Achievement Gap with ēno

As enrollment has increased, the educational and socioeconomic needs of Upper Darby students have grown in complexity and severity. Almost 50 percent of district students meet the low-income standard set by the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, six schools receive Title I school-wide services and Upper Darby students represent an increasingly diverse population.

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

A key point here: Active learning does not preclude individual, quiet study. In fact, as learning becomes more collaborative, it’s even more important to provide places for individual concentration and focus.