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Designing New Learning Spaces From Rooms To Cities

  1. 1. Designing New Learning Spaces From rooms to cities Mike Sharples Learning Sciences Research Institute University of Nottingham
  2. 2. Learning Spaces <ul><li>The design of rooms, buildings and public spaces to support learning and creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A learning space should be able to motivate learners and promote learning as an activity , support collaborative as well as formal practice , provide a personalised and inclusive environment, and be flexible in the face of changing needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: A guide to 21st century learning space design, JISC </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Aspects of a successful learning space <ul><li>Motivate learners </li></ul><ul><li>Promote active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Support collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Support formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a personalised environment </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul>
  4. 4. New Learning <ul><li>1:1 learning with personal technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Scribbles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology-enabled group learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MCSCL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cyber-performance </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connected learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Between classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between formal and informal settings </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Designs <ul><li>Techno-Café </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group learning, self access-learning, teacher-led seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handheld response systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:1 learning with personal devices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible learning space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility of: room design, furniture, technology, connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unobtrusive technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia group learning, creativity, webcast seminars, multi-site learning, teaching and learning observatory </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. New Designs <ul><li>Graded learning space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space moving from quite reflection to group learning, to informal self access, to café space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Studio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama – cyber-drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art and design – digital arts and media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovative learning building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting inside and outside </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New teaching and learning spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability and environmental responsiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning city </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interactive classroom, Taiwan <ul><li>Traditional classroom </li></ul><ul><li>All children with tablet computers </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld response systems </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Teachers cart’ for storing and recharging devices </li></ul><ul><li>Improvisation (balancing tablet on pencil case!) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teaching and Learning Observatory University of Nottingham <ul><li>Connects teaching rooms </li></ul><ul><li>High quality video plus shared whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Learning scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared learning (e.g. UK/Belgium language learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Techno-café, University of Durham <ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Pizza Hut booths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for design and creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group ‘pods’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher can present to and view screens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote monitoring of activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalised environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student bring their own laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-study, small group or teacher-led sessions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Graded learning space Mason Lounge, University of Birmingham <ul><li>Semi-formal learning space </li></ul><ul><li>Moves from formal to social learning along the room </li></ul><ul><li>Combines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>self-study area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>café </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. LSRI Learning labs University of Nottingham <ul><li>Integrated suite of rooms to research and deliver learning innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Any to any connection </li></ul><ul><li>Designed around learning scenarios </li></ul>
  12. 12. LSRI Flexible Learning Room <ul><li>Learning scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcast teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videoconference meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning observatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal technology- supported discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul>
  13. 13. CETADL University of Birmingham University
  14. 14. Problem-based learning space Wolfson Medical School University of Glasgow <ul><li>Simulated ward areas </li></ul><ul><li>Vocation skills area </li></ul><ul><li>Role play with actors </li></ul><ul><li>Remote observation </li></ul>
  15. 15. Djanogly City Academy, Nottingham <ul><li>New build middle school 11-14 </li></ul><ul><li>First school to be built to support mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>All students have wireless tablet computers </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets linked to data projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces designed for small group and informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Plasma screens to display students’ work </li></ul>
  16. 16. RSA Academy Sandwell <ul><li>New £20 million building </li></ul><ul><li>Designed around the RSA Opening Minds curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Rethinking learning spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Finger” teaching wings connect with landscaped outdoor teaching spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible L-shaped rooms </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 2006 World Cup <ul><li>Integrated city infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leisure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Designed to support sport and entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>What would a ‘learning city’ look like? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Issues in the design of learning spaces <ul><li>Designing for 21 st century learning </li></ul><ul><li>Designing for flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Designing for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Design partnerships: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning designers, architects, interactive systems engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership, control, surveillance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to measure success? </li></ul></ul>