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Education 627

Active Learning Classroom Education 627 (2009)


3700 McTavish St.


72 (8 round tables of 9 students)


Education 627 offers multiple opportunities for students to be actively engaged in their own learning and collaborating with one another.

Alignment with Principles for Designing Teaching and Learning Spaces

Student Faculty Interaction

  • Smaller podium to reduce separation (centre preferred)
  • Professor not anchored to front of room, and can move about easily
  • Professor can hear all students, students can hear all other students

Active and Collaborative Learning

  • Furniture supports collaboration (round tables, movable chairs)
  • Surfaces support student work; writable walls
  • Acoustics appropriate for interaction and collaboration
  • Screen sharing to encourage student driven learning

Enriching Educational Experiences

  • Multiple sources, multiple screens, multiple surfaces
  • Screen sharing
  • Writable walls

Supportive Campus Environment

  • Ventilation
  • Natural light
  • Comfortable furnishings
  • Raised floor

Photograph before renovation

Photograph before renovation


Further information about Active Learning Classrooms at McGill