The environment in which we spent most of our days in to work and its relationship to how we learn has become increasingly an area of interest for educators . This environment has even been called “The Third Teacher”.
“It really is a mindset shift,” says Tom Murray, state and district digital learning director for the Alliance for Excellent Education .
“There’s a disconnect if the spaces don’t practice what we preach in terms of the 21st-century skill set.”
This challenge is to take a critical look around YOUR work/learning environment.
- Describe your workspace or your classroom.
- How do you feel your physical space stands in relationship to your learning?
- Is it conducive to 21st century skill set of communicating, collaborating, connecting and creating?
- Has there been thought put into display spaces, storage spaces, sitting spaces, mobile spaces and lighting?
- What do you like about your space?
- What would you change if you could?
- What would specifically help you to work/learn better in your space?
Add a link to your blog post about your learning environment in the comment section.
For more resources and ideas around learning environments and school spaces:
- Thinking About Space
- To Inspire Learning, Architects Re-imagine Learning Spaces
- Future Rooms: The Intelligent Use of Space
- Beautiful Learning Spaces
- For more visuals of room design and school architecture, visit Langwitches’ Pinterest Board