Rethinking the Classroom
Today’s demands on learning outcomes are very different from the demands of 25, or event 10 years ago.
The measurements and definitions of student success are shifting. Students value cooperation and consensus-building more than they did in the past.
Active Learning Grant in the Community
“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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For the first time in decades, schools from elementary through post-secondary are making significant changes in how they teach.
Educators are exploring what it means to be learner-centric, adopting more active learning pedagogies and embracing technology that supports varied educational strategies.
Interactive pedagogies require learning spaces where everyone can see and interact with content, instructors and other students, often at a moment’s notice. As learning preferences vary, spaces must be flexible and fluid enough to support this diversity.
A multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning increases engagement, promotes deeper participation, maximizes student achievement and elevates the idea that learning is fun.
“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