Why new learning spaces?

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Why new learning spaces?

  1. 1. Why new learning spaces?<br />Supporting the University’s Strategic Theme of Enhancing the Student Learning Experience<br />New 4 year Curriculum and Common Core<br />pursuit of academic/professional excellence, critical intellectual enquiry and lifelong learning; <br />tackling novel situations and ill-defined problems; <br />communication and collaboration;<br />(inter)disciplinary inquiry, multidisciplinary collaboration;<br />enquiry in multiple contexts;<br />multiple forms of learning & assessment;<br />working in teams, etc.<br />
  2. 2. Evolving academic librariesPeter E Sidorko<br />
  3. 3. Why new learning spaces in libraries?<br />Collection evolution – print to digital<br />Changing student preferences and learning styles<br />Increased use of technology in learning<br />Blending of formal and informal activities<br />Emphasis on flexibility<br />Changing role and position of the library in the academy<br />Library as a venue for a multiplicity of activities, learning, teaching, meeting, socializing<br />Trend away from “operations” driven design to a user-centred approach.<br />
  4. 4. Characteristics of Learning Spaces (JISC)<br />Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies<br />Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated and reconfigured<br />Bold – to look beyond tried and tested technologies and pedagogies<br />Creative – to energize and inspire learners<br />Supportive – to develop the potential of all learners<br />Enterprising – to make each space capable of supporting different purposes<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/JISClearningspaces.pdf<br />
  5. 5. Percentage of budget spent on digital content at HKU<br />
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