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ERIC Number: EJ944691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Revision of Space Utilization in the Ontario Colleges to Support Learner Centered Pedagogy, Technology and Users
Teitelbaum, Marilyn
College Quarterly, v14 n1 Win 2011
This report explores classrooms and adjacent corridors which, when combined, form one of the central areas within the college campus. Additionally, this report questions why these areas do not reflect learning centered principles and flexibility in their physical design. This report incorporates research by those who have explored and in some cases implemented well-designed areas for education that are used to support positive human activity. It also looks at poorly designed or outdated space, which inhibits learning. It has been said that learning can happen anywhere and perhaps it can. However true this statement might appear to those that are not intimately linked to the physicality of space, it can also be said that learning can happen with far more ease where the kind of space provided is specifically targeted for education to include appropriate supportive areas for learning. This report explores well designed areas that support and allow collaboration, discovery and social interaction to flourish. It is true after all, that the students of today want spaces that are both flexible and centered on their learning experience. Therefore, classrooms and adjacent corridors should be considered learning centered spaces designed to support education for current learners. These spaces should not appear to be a historic relic from the past, but should be flexible spaces that are well designed to facilitate student centered learning. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada