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.
Health sciences educators face a continual challenge: how to provide students all the clinical training they need. Where can students get this critical training? In unique learning environments that combine the elements of both healthcare and education spaces, such as the Center for Excellence in Practice, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College), Lancaster, PA.
For too long, student success has mostly meant getting good grades and graduating on time. Now educational reformers throughout the world are formulating more individualized and relevant perspectives on what student success is and how to achieve it— within the classroom and beyond.