Advancing Scholarship on Active Learning Spaces through Faculty Learning Communities
With growing interest in new active learning spaces on campuses across the country, it is important to promote a reflective and critical approach to assessing the effectiveness of these spaces and the teaching and learning they are designed to foster. Participants in the Active Learning Spaces Faculty Learning Community (FLC) at Indiana University explored the innovative classrooms and informal learning spaces that exist at their institution, designed and assessed teaching approaches uniquely suited to those spaces, and identified possible futures for learning spaces at large research institutions. This session will share the research outcomes and discusses implications for future learning spaces.
OUTCOMES: Identify key components for facilitating successful faculty learning communities * Understand how faculty approach pedagogical challenges when teaching in active learning spaces * Incorporate current research directions around collaborative learning spaces to initiatives at their own institutions
Assistant Dean Technology Enhanced Instruction, University of Illinois Chicago