W5CC043 The Immersive LearningScape: Innovating in a New Economy
Tomas Eliaeson, AIA, M.Arch, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Design, Little
John Dougherty, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Construction, School Board of Sarasota County, Florida
Tom Balke, AIA, LEED AP BC+D, Studio Principal,Little
In an increasingly flattening world, a heightened focus on providing an outstanding 21st century education will be the differentiator in how we compete on a global scale. How will we holistically teach students; allowing them to experience new learning methodologies and embrace the world as an accessible, transposable knowledge environment? The Immersive LearningScape of the future will be centered on authentic, experiential learning to create a classroom environment where students are able to think, create, discover, impart and exchange ideas through various interaction levels with other students, teachers, professors and mentors, regardless of their global location.
1.) Participants will learn how learning spaces can better adapt to the multitude of pedagogies and learning methods being used today.
2.) Participants will understand the importance of an environment that supports the student's ability to think, create, discover, impart and exchange as well as how design can support these functions.
3.) Participants will explore how Immersive LearningScapes can offer a cost-effective, yet highly impactful, method of delivering 21st century education under tight budgets.
4.) Participants will be exposed to a few case studies that illustrate the steps required to implement an Immersive LearningScape concept.
AIA CEH: 1 LU