Learning is the foundation of living, and as designers we are privileged to work with educationalists, exploring the emerging paradigms in this vital field. As learning environments evolve, flexibility in library and learning furniture becomes vital.
Active Learning Environments encourage rich collaborative team work where students and teachers can get alongside, capture and share information, discuss, work together and problem solve. With well designed furniture this happens effortlessly.
Active Learning Environments are also about enhancing technology; accessing, capturing and sharing, utilising whiteboards, data shows, projectors and increasingly touch screens. Advances in technology may soon see a move to interactive digital walls and surfaces with gesture control being a key interface.
Take a look at some Active Learning Environments
The University of Minnesota
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
SCALE UP – North Carolina State University
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