Designing Learning Spaces That Disrupt the Status Quo

Tuesday, February 02 | 6:45PM–7:15PM
Session Type: Professional Development
Is higher education prepared to create learning environments (curricular, social, and physical) to foster innovation? The University of Southern California has accepted that challenge by launching the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. With "the degree is in disruption" philosophy, this unique undergraduate program promotes new kinds of learning through cross-disciplinary and hands-on discovery in a fully immersive and collaborative learning space. An educator and an architect will describe how they worked together to equip a new generation of learners with knowledge, tools, and a makerspace to seamlessly transition from classroom to concept to creation.

OUTCOMES: Understand shifts in workforce expertise that reshape and impact learning * Identify factors influencing innovation in teaching/learning * Understand how curriculum and space aggravate/complement each other and envision learning spaces from diverse roles/perspectives


  • Susan Metros

    Founder and Principal- Metros Consulting, University of Southern California