Steelcase Education just launched the fifth cycle of its Active Learning Center Grant. Each year, up to 16 schools receive new furniture and teacher training. The schools also commit to doing research they share with the growing active learning community. In this podcast, hear real stories about changes happening in classrooms that serve very different student populations.
The Verb Active Media Table houses built-in, retractable media to bridge the gap between students, instructors and content.
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.
After reimagining the classroom, 12 educational institutions find that their Active Learning Centers result in enhanced collaboration and supported instructor-led changes in pedagogy among other positive outcomes.
A dynamic and constantly changing reality requires adaptation and change in educational approaches: the student is no longer to be seen as a passive receptacle for knowledge, but as an active participant in the construction of knowledge.
Recognizing the critical interdependency of pedagogy, technology and the spatial environment for successful active learning, in 2013 CATS Cambridge began planning for a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.
India has been straining for years to reach an ambitious goal of educating all of its children, but is still struggling with low engagement in the classroom and a high dropout rate. Resources and ideas from countries with similar goals could help.
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.
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.
The Stanford 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.