Active Learning Grant in the Community
A Steelcase Active Learning Grant was awarded to North Seattle College and resulted in a new classroom for Chemistry and Biology students fall 2017. Steelcase Education awards these grants to schools, colleges and universities looking to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.
“We had been dreaming of an active, collaborative space for our students to fully immerse themselves in their learning for years. When we discovered Steelcase, we knew we had found the perfect match for our vision.”
– Kaylyn Shea Owens & Ann J. Murkowski, North Seattle College
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A multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning increases engagement, promotes deeper participation, maximizes student achievement and elevates the idea that learning is fun.
Studies show that active learning classrooms support student engagement and encourage dynamic interactions between students and instructors.
As learning becomes more interactive, classrooms must support multiple types of collaboration, including informative, evaluative and generative, as well as peer-to-peer learning and many other emerging modes.
“We expect the new space will help both our students and faculty realize the full potential of an active, student-centered, collaborative classroom. The physical space will encourage and support everything we know about evidence-based best practices in teaching.”
-Kalyn Shea Owens and Ann J. Murkowski, North Seattle College
The Active Learning Ecosystem
Inspired by ongoing Steelcase research and insights, active learning has become the foundation of classroom design solutions developed specifically for students and educators.
The engagement and interaction of active learning provide a more effective way to learn than passive learning. To fully capitalize on the benefits of active learning, physical space must support and enhance the pedagogies employed in the classroom.