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Principles for Designing Teaching and Learning Spaces

The National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) is a respected indicator of student engagement used by over 1450 universities across North America.  Their Engagement Indicator themes and High-Impact Practices (2013) are based upon extensive educational research. The indicators and practices have been adopted at McGill University as five principles to be considered when designing or renovating classroom spaces to support student learning. This permits the university to ground decisions about classroom features in research-based principles.

TLSWG Membership

Composition

Chair: Director, Teaching and Learning Services or delegate

Vice-Chair: Director, Campus and Space Planning or delegate

Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)

Teaching and Learning Experiences in Active Learning Classrooms at McGill: Highlights

This video highlights how four McGill instructors in different disciplines have used the features of the ALC to engage students and promote active and collaborative learning.

You may also wish to view the ALC Highlights video in HD. Please see our Documentary Videos for a more in-depth look at the courses profiled below.

Burnside 511

Active Learning Classroom Burnside 511, Owen Egan

Location

805 Sherbrooke Street West

Capacity

38 plus a 12-seat seminar room with mobile wall (Burnside 512)

Education 627

Active Learning Classroom Education 627 (2009)

Location

3700 McTavish St.

Capacity

72 (8 round tables of 9 students)

Macdonald Stewart 2-028/029

Location

21111 Lakeshore Rd.

Capacity

48 students in one room, or 24 students in each of two smaller rooms

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