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NEW Produce learning – student centered Support diverse ever improving strategies Specified learning outcomes Improve the quality of learning Achieve success as well as access Students discover and construct knowledge Choices, experimentation, assessment, evolution Dynamic Interacting frameworks Diversity of learning environments- Learning Studios Motivation: Paradigm Shift Instruction Learning
“ Human beings are designed to be learning machines” Buckminster Fuller We are “wired” to learn through dynamic, engaged activities that require that we control all aspects of a stimulating and supportive learning environment. The characteristics and quality of human made spaces affects the success of learning experiences and outcomes.
Learning can, does and should occur across the entire campus environment, 24/7. A learning environment is a place where personal motivation is stimulated, curiosity is aroused and challenged, and the desire for socialization is satisfied. EFC created formal and informal learning environments that are evolutionary, stimulating, collaborative, sustainable, “sticky” and appropriate.
The decision making process was repeatedly altered by asking the question…”How does this decision increase learning outcomes?” How much “learning per square foot” will be generated by a dynamic program and alternate, exploratory design concepts? We have learned from the past and we want the present to explore and define the future of educational architecture.
Always ask the question: “ How does this decision improve learning outcomes?” The right space does not guarantee educational success but the wrong space will make success unlikely
Design Makes A Difference HKS Architectural Firm Dan Arrowood Terry Hajduk Steelcase Inc. Ed Roy Robert Rea BKM of Texas Carol Roehrig Carlene Wilson Herman –Miller Lori Gee Beth Anderson Design Learning Spaces Homero Lopez Linda Garcia It Creates Opportunities for Learning