New Spaces for Learning New Learning Spaces Wiki http://new-learning-spaces.wikispaces.com/ April 29, 2011 Presented by Jean Tower Annamaria Schrimpf
19th Century Educational Philosophy “The assumption that a predetermined number of students will all learn the same thing at the same time from the same person in the same way in the same place for several hours each day.” -Prakash Nair, Randall Fielding http://www.designshare.com/index.php/language-school-design
Activity 1: Picture Reflection
What do you observe?
What does this image bring to
mind about the learning going on in the space or the type of learning that can occurin that space?
Characteristics of21st Century Education TECHNOLOGY differentiation individualized learning creativity mobile computing tolerance of "messy" Problem Solving Global Perspective Innovation projects collaboration
Campfire: Formal Learning Spaces
Watering Hole: Informal Learning Spaces
Cave: Opportunities for Reflection
Life: Application of Learning
The Third Teacher
Unite the Disciplines
Open the Doors
Make piece with fidgeting
Swivel to attention
Slip off your shoes
Let the sunshine in
Put the fun in fundamentals
Activity 2: Video Reflection
How would you describe the learning taking place?
What do you notice about the environment?
Is the match between environment and learning optimum?
Video #1 Elementary School Classroom
Video #2 Math Skills – Real World Problem
New Building Projects must be a highly collaborative community initiative that requires all voices to participate.
Activity 3: TabletopDesign
Size of the space
Questions? New Learning Spaces Wiki http://new-learning-spaces.wikispaces.com/ April 29, 2011 Presented by Jean Tower Annamaria Schrimpf