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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 www.nottingham.ac.uk/lsri/msh
  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>

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