Learning space design considerations New buildings for the oldest profession: teaching Rethinking learning buildings… thoughts for archi“techs” from a complete non-architect… Dr. Jason Ohler / www.jasonOhler.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Space Consideration #1 #1: Design blended learning spaces Design learning environments that blend learning that’s local and distant, real time and delayed, real and virtual, actual and avatarial.
Space Consideration #2 #2: Design blended material spaces Design learning environments that blend/balance the human made and the natural, the indoors with the out of doors.
Space Consideration #3 #3: Design extended community campuses Design learning environments that treat the community as part of an extended campus.
#4: Design inviting community spaces Space Consideration #4 Vice-versa: Design learning spaces that invite community members to see/use schools as an integral part of the local resource base.
#5: Design aesthetically flexible spaces Space Consideration #5 Design spaces that allow inhabitants to think aesthetically, design/interact with, “own” their space differently at different times.
Space Consideration #6 #6: Design space informed by programs Design learning space informed by programs, activities and relationships, but with “blank space” to accommodate change.
Space Consideration #7 #7: Design storytelling spaces Design spaces that allow students, teachers, community to create, tell and professionally record stories (think lights, sound…)
Space Consideration #8 #8: Design story distribution spaces Design spaces that assume that student and school stories will be told on the great stage of the Internet…think distributed mixing.
Space Consideration #9 #9: Design geoportal, WIKI sharing space Design space as geoportal node, assuming that activities, knowledge production within it will add to tEcosystem, World Wide WIKI.
Space Consideration #10 #10: Design value added spaces Design learning environments that compete by adding value to the educational experience.
Space Consideration #11 #11: Design techno smart space Design learning environments that consider technology’s basic nature, play to its strengths, downplay weaknesses, assume its evolution...
Space Consideration #12 #12: Design space for innovators Design learning environments that encourage innovation, curiosity, critical thinking, and creative exploration.
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