What are new learning spaces?
New Learning Spaces are designed to increase active learning and to support a more student-centred approach to teaching and learning. While new learning spaces vary in their exact characteristics, they typically are:
- carefully planned to facilitate interactions between teams of students;
- designed to allow for flexible use and arrangement of furniture;
- constructed to enable the teacher to both teach and facilitate the class from anywhere in the room; and
- technology enabled to encourage active learning.
Inside new learning spaces
Did you know?...
Interactive teaching methods significantly improved student attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class compared to another class undertaking the same course through 3 hour traditional lectures.
The University of British Columbia (2011, May 12). Interactive teaching methods double learning in large undergraduate physics class: UBC research.