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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.

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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.