ERIC Number: EJ706436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming the Physical Environment for Learning
Narum, Jeanne L.
Change, v36 n5 p62 Sep-Oct 2004
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is an informal national alliance working to build strong learning environments for undergraduate students in math, engineering, and fields of science. As director of PKAL, this author was invited by the editors of "Change" to identify resources for academic communities that are seeking to transform campus environments for learning, teaching, and research. To guide those efforts, PKAL colleagues enlisted the assistance of architects and design professionals. The discussion of resources in this article, draws upon their expertise cultivated over the past decade. The beginning point for exploring new spaces for undergraduate learning, no matter the discipline or educational goal, is the institutional mission. Campus leaders need to foster a planning environment in which the community comes to a common understanding about its larger identity and mission, as well as about who its students are, where they are going, how they will learn, and where that learning will take place.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Programs, Physical Environment, Institutional Mission, Educational Facilities Planning, College Housing
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: France; Virginia