ERIC Number: ED439596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
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Planning for Flexibility, Not Obsolescence.
This speech discusses computer lab/classrooms and the issue of properly combining space, pedagogy, and technology when facility planning to better enhance student learning and support the teaching process. Several case studies illustrate classroom computer workstation configurations and how these may help or impede student learning and instructional methodology. Also addressed are the rapidly changing tools of education and the ways for achieving the flexibility today's schools will need to adequately embrace these changes. Enough space must be allocated to allow for a variety of learning environments to be adopted, both large and small, that fit with the curriculum and teaching needs, and be appropriate to the requirements of the students. Without enough space in the school design to help schools be flexible enough to accommodate changes in learning and teaching over time, the useful life of new schools will be shorter than their predecessors of 20 years earlier. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, Classroom Design, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Facilities, Multipurpose Classrooms, Public Schools, Space Utilization, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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