June 17, 2019 | Drexel University - Papadakis Integrated Sciences Auditorium | Philadelphia, PA
Historically, the focus of learning environments has been on classrooms and other formal teaching spaces, but learning also happens between peers when learners are outside the classroom. This one-day symposium will focus on our current understanding of the nature of informal learning environments. What spatial organizations, design elements, and social arrangements effectively support learning and student success? How we might better assess these environments now...and in the future?
AIA LU/HSW 5.5 units (SCUP19M102) / AICP CM 5.5 units.
Characterize the nature of informal learning environments—what design elements, siting, and spatial arrangements turn a space into one that supports learning, a crucial component of the social wellbeing of building users?
Identify the critical design and environmental concerns and opportunities for effective learning outside of classrooms at colleges and universities.
Describe how to use research and learner assessment data to improve the design of informal learning environments so they benefit users more.
Discuss facilities planning, design strategies, and operational concerns that maintain and support informal learning environments.