#C4C15: Figuring out how the Pieces Fit … – Home – What is the Environment for Learning?

Figuring out how the Pieces Fit ... - Home - What is the Environment for Learning?

What kind of learning can happen in an “open space”?

I found the comparison of home and learning spaces to be quite compelling. While I would never advocate that we treat schools like home in their entirety, I do think there is a lot of value in seeing just how much comfort and care we can build into our learning spaces.

“Open spaces create more opportunities” is a wonderful way of looking at our classrooms and our learning commons. But, I think the converse is something we must grapple with too. “Closed spaces” are holding us back. The more walls we put up or stuff we pack into a space, the less room there is for learning and creation to happen. Let’s build these mini learning commons. Let’s make them as open as possible.

 

Figuring out how the Pieces Fit … – Home – What is the Environment for Learning?.

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