Tags: Higher Education

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning
15 Mar

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning Author: Dr. Christina Counts When designing learning environments, it’s important to consider how spaces can support active learning. Active learning is an approach to learning in which students are engaged as active participants in the learning process through investigation, discussion, problem-solving, and collaboration. The active learning model allows...
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The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors
07 Feb

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors Author: Dr. Christina Counts Choosing the color palette for a space is important––being exposed to certain colors influences different behaviors, mood, and perceptions ("Color Psychology: How Do Colors Affect Mood & Emotions?", 2020). That being the case, choosing the color...
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Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses
25 Jan

Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses

Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses Author: Dr. Christina Counts Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses Over the past few decades, American colleges and universities have grown their campuses and facilities exponentially, many constructing brand new, expensive buildings to attract more new students. While many of these state-of-the-art facilities add significant value to student experience...
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MiEN Company Releases White Paper on  How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments
15 Dec

MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments

MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Dec. 15, 2020 – Districts and schools are increasingly adopting active learning practices in order to address businesses’ demand for employees capable of creative and collaborative work. But one commonly overlooked factor in this transition is classroom design....
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Designing Community Planning Spaces for Educators
10 Dec

Designing Community Planning Spaces for Educators

Designing Community Planning Spaces for Educators Author: Dr. Christina Counts Collaboration in schools is essential to create rich and productive learning experiences that are inclusive. Collaborating allows both students and teachers alike to learn from one another and build on each other’s ideas to gain deeper understanding of complex subjects and develop creative concepts. When...
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Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom
02 Nov

Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom

Creating Flexible Environments in a Learner-Centered Classroom Author: Kevin Ecarius Along with the implementation of technology and new learning approaches, there has also been a shift away from traditional classroom design and toward more flexible learning environments. These flexible environments deviate from the status quo by focusing more on active learning, collaboration, and self-led learning....
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