Creating space for active learning at McGill.
Starting in 2005, there has been increased focus on the design of teaching and learning spaces that better support students’ active engagement in their own learning. Since then, there's been...
“The design of our learning spaces should become a physical representation of the institution’s vision and strategy for learning – responsive, inclusive, and supportive of attainment by all.”
- Designing spaces for effective learning: A guide to 21st century learning space design (JISC, 2006)
“Campus physical environments are not just related to function and ambiance, but they also serve to communicate...
important campus values and expectations.”
- Strange, C., & Banning, J. (2001). Educating by design: Creating campus learning environments that work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Transforming our campuses’ physical spaces is one of the McGill Principal's Five Priorities:
“Improving the University’s classrooms and teaching labs by undertaking major renovations and equipment renewal and including ‘active,’ collaborative and innovative teaching environments. This is a continuation of work already being done by Teaching and Learning Spaces working groups.”