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Benefits of Flexible Learning Spaces #1 Teaching in Teams. Flexible or open learning spaces are hard work.

Benefits of Flexible Learning Spaces #1 Teaching in Teams

It is a challenge for teachers to adapt their practices, it is a challenge for students to adapt their behaviour. The benefits are unparalleled though, and can be translated back into any learning space. Teachers working in teams is a significant benefit that arises from teaching in an open learning space. Teachers have the opportunity to learn from others in the following ways: How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent. Listen to the full interview: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:45 — 71.4MB)

How A School Library Increased Student Use By 1,000 Percent

Schools of the future must adjust to technology needs. Fast times at technology high: Schools need adaptable spaces to facilitate learning.

Schools of the future must adjust to technology needs

The world we live in is changing at a remarkable speed. Think back a decade and many ingredients of life today didn't exist. The iPhone debuted in 2007; the internet has only been in general use for 20 years. Who knows what tomorrow will be like – except that it will be different from today. The structures and strictures of education are being brushed aside by the engagement, seduction, passion and delight of a new learning world.

In preparing our children for that uncertain future, we inevitably need schools unlike the ones that prepared their parents. The landscaper’s hat. The landscaper’s hat is a much more important hat than many realise.

the landscaper’s hat

The environment we provide is a critical element in a student’s perception about whether the library is for them and their choice to use it. In 1999, eminent management researcher, Peter Drucker predicted that in the Information Age workforce of the 21st century the most successful person will be a knowledge worker – one who has had a strong formal educationis able to apply theory to a practical worldcan continually update their knowledge and upgrade their skills. is able to access, evaluate, interpret and use informationis committed to lifelong learning. Their greatest assets will be what is between their ears and their ability to continually learn. The library is the information center of the school and its staff are the information specialists. It is in the library, and through the programs and products that we offer, that the knowledge workers of the future will be nurtured. Researchers Recommend Features of Classroom Design to Maximise Student Achievement.

Source: Wikimedia With so much attention to curriculum and teaching skills to improve student achievement, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as how a classroom looks could actually make a difference in how students learn.

Researchers Recommend Features of Classroom Design to Maximise Student Achievement

A new analysis finds that the design and aesthetics of school buildings and classrooms has surprising power to impact student learning and success. The paper is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS). Surveying the latest scientific research, Sapna Cheryan, Sianna Ziegler, Victoria Plaut, and Andrew Meltzoff outlined the current state of U.S. classroom design and developed a set of recommendations to facilitate student learning and success. Improvements to the structural environment could be especially beneficial for schools with students from lower income families. Fry Library & School Supplies - Library Shelving & Book Coverings. DesignShare Home. The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 2. The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 1. Rethink – rebuild - rebrand: think iCentre. Woods Furniture. Final report draft 26 June DB - Reimagining_Learning_Spaces-Final_Report-2013.pdf.

Reimagining Learning Spaces. Linking_Pedagogy_and_Space.pdf. Microsoft Word - ASLRP A snapshot of Australian school libraries Rpt 1.doc - ASLRP A snapshot of Australian school libraries.pdf. Resource List: Case Studies. Descriptions, photographs, and floor plans of specific high school facilities projects, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.

Resource List: Case Studies

References to Books and Other Media The Third Teacher(North Shore Country Day School, Dec 16, 2011) Architect Trung Le talks about Winnetka, Illinois North Shore Country Day's Upper School project, featuring adaptable classroom spaces, common gathering areas, and flexible furnishings. Marysville Getchell High School Campus (Education Design Showcase, Dec 2011) Describes the Marysville Getchell High School Campus near Seattle, winner of the 2011 Education Design Showcase, and designed by the DLR Group. L.B. New Orlean's Landry High School was nearly destroyed after Hurricane Katrina swept through the area.

T.C. Offers a virtual tour of Alexandria, Virginia's, T.C. Designing Libraries: Learning for a Lifetime. Pat Kyle, librarian at the Washington International School (WIS) was presented with a rare opportunity.

Designing Libraries: Learning for a Lifetime

A private PreK-12 institution in northwest Washington, DC, WIS had launched a five-year redesign of the school in which she would take an active role, helping build a brand new media center. Having participated in a design workshop at my Building Learning Communities Summer Conference ( last year, Kyle understood how a properly designed space, one that thoughtfully integrated online learning, and collaboration and content creation among students, would serve the entire school community well into the future.

So she invited me to meet with her, the school’s headmaster, IT director, and lead architect in what was an incredibly exciting opportunity for me to get in on building a true 21st Century school. Merchandising Libraries - Home. For Libraries. Welcome to IG3 Education. Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries. Abax Systems. Kingfisher™ Learning Spaces. Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning.

Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.

This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success. Please note: In addition to the e-book's core chapters on learning space design principles (chapters 1-13) , this site also offers case studies illustrating those principles (chapters 14-43), including links to examples of innovative learning spaces. Diana G. Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning. Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning Joel Street Library, Princeton University 2012 Welcome.

Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning

Modern library learning environments. Contents.

Modern library learning environments

School Library Support - Designing library learning spaces. Home page. Library building and design (Public Libraries Connect) Library Design. By Greg Andrzejewski “The survival of the library as a space is not dependent on smart architecture (it may help though) – it is dependent on the ability of the library to meet the needs of people and convincingly add value to their lives” (Jens Thorhauge (2004). Rethink! : Ideas for inspiring school library design / [edited by Susan La Marca ; featured section ... Library/Retail Consultant & Trainer. School Library. By WBDG Staff. Library design services and consultancy. The Design - Macquarie University Library.

“Forget everything you think you know about academic libraries …” This was the first instruction in the high concept brief issued to architects participating in the competitive design process of the new library. It was the best starting point for the University to achieve its aspirations to develop a new library building as a key campus facility and as a 21st Century learning environment. These aspirations are embodied in the following principles:

Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries.