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ERIC Number: EJ967532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
The Immersive LearningScape--Knowledge Transposed: Learning Globally, Applying Locally
Jimenez-Eliaeson, Tomas
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n1-2 p5-9 2011
In an increasingly global world, where events in one corner of the world simultaneously affect other remote areas of the planet, global competition is becoming a continuously evolving phenomenon. Competition is also increasingly becoming an individual endeavor. Individual's own knowledge and skills will be the differentiators in a global economy. As the world flattens, education heightens. The new millennium calls for a new way to think about education and the space where education takes place. The "Immersive Learningscape" provides learners with the opportunities, experiences and interactive, interdisciplinary collaborative spaces they will need to be competitive at a global level. The "Immersive Learningscape" speaks to two important aspects of education in the new millennium. First, is the idea that learning happens best when it is immersive. Secondly, it's imperative that the classroom gives way to the LearningScape: a combination of spaces that together make a landscape for various ways of scholarship and multiple opportunities for size-specific learning. The "Immersive Learningscape" is poised to allow something that the classroom cannot achieve: enable students to interact with the world in a multi-sensory way, allow the flexibility to learn in a multitude of ways, engage students in collaboration with peers in appropriate environments, give students the time to think and digest what is being presented and provide the opportunity to network with other students and teachers on both academic and social levels, locally and globally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore; United States