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Macdonald Stewart 2-028/029


21111 Lakeshore Rd.


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


Macdonald-Stewart 2-028/029 offers a retractable wall to accommodate flexible class sizes, with multiple opportunities for students to be actively engaged in their own learning and to collaborate with one another and interact with the instructor.

Alignment with Principles for Designing Teaching and Learning Spaces

Student Faculty Interaction

  • Smaller podium to reduce separation
  • Professor not anchored to front of room, and can move about easily
  • Screen sharing to encourage student driven learning
  • Professor can hear all students, students can hear all other students

Active and Collaborative Learning

  • Furniture supports collaboration (group tables, movable chairs)
  • Surfaces support student work
  • Acoustics appropriate for interaction and collaboration
  • Writeable walls

Enriching Educational Experiences

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

Supportive Campus Environment

  • Ventilation
  • Natural light
  • Comfortable furnishings

Photographs before renovation

Photographs before renovation

Further information about Active Learning Classrooms at McGill