So… we are all now familiar with the debate on traditional vs. modern learning methods:
Moving from teaching as a «broadcast» of expert content to enhancement of learning via curriculum that makes the learner an active participant (Oblinger, 2006).
Well, considering the latter, it is no surprise that learning spaces (classrooms, informal spaces etc.) have gained a progressively more important role in untilising this modern learning. My blog this week was inspired by a great short video I found (Trung, 2011) – I have included the link at the end of the blog and I would definitely recommend having a look…
So… Trung (2011) talks about the physical environment surrounding students, as the ‘third teacher’. Currently, designs promote «instructor transmission» with students all facing the front in a rigid setting (Oblinger, 2006). Floor plans should be fostering face-to-face contact and sharing of learning resources