This class will review the literature on learning spaces, and research into how the environment shapes the learning experiences and opportunities of students both in classrooms and in informal learning spaces such as museums. A large focus of the course will be on observing, collecting data about, and designing learning spaces. Some class sessions will include visits to different learning environments on campus (other classroom spaces, museums, etc.). We will also collect data on the teaching and learning experience in the new classrooms in the College of Education to develop a greater understanding of what teachers and students care about in their learning environments. The final project will focus on the design and justification of a classroom on campus that is scheduled to be redeveloped in the next year.
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