Call for Practice: Take to the floor

We would like to hear from academics who clear tables and chairs out of the way to make use of what we could call ‘floor-based learning’. This could be using the floor itself as a focus of attention as in this recent workshop on Applied Learning (see photograph), or it could be more generally about…

A student writing

Building this toolkit together (Part 1)

My belief is that each one of us knows a fair amount about learning spaces. We use them most days. But none of us knows everything. Given that rationale, our opportunity is to share what we know to increase the range and depth of our knowledge. Adopting this principle I invite you to participate in a…

SCALE UP

Active Learning Classrooms

A series of pages on Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms has been developed for the site based on workshop materials we have developed to support the shift from ‘traditional’ teacher-centred approaches to student-centred methods. In this series, you will find information on, Good active teaching – preparing, running and managing the active learning classroom Common…

Viewpoints Cards

Design tools

Two tools have been added to the toolkit to help academics think about their use of learning space. The Radar Design tool sets out different ways of thinking about learning spaces so small groups can prioritise a design discussion through Peer Review & Enhancement or curriculum design and refresh activities. The second tool is the Learning Spaces…

Active Learning Lab configuration

The classrooms configurations page offers suggestions for changing the standard classroom layout around. Doing so makes quite a statement. Think about involving your students in setting the room out according to your directions. The Active Learning Lab configuration allows the teacher to work in a number of different ways with the whole class, groups of…

Spaces for Learning

This site is part of Teaching & Assessment Essentials and the co-ordinating group have considered the consistency across the sites. We have noted how the primary purpose is to support learning across these sites. To do this we have checked the titles and structures to make this focus clearer. Welcome to ‘Spaces for Learning’!