Learning Spaces – where are our students?
In this section, we are thinking about learning and teaching spaces from the point of view of the student.
The first task was to make a list of places where students might engage with learning, and here is what I came up with.
- Lecture theatres
- Science Labs
- Computer Labs
- Anywhere with internet access
- Anywhere they can take a book
- Anywhere they could listen to pre-recorded audio content
- Other field trip locations – history, archaeology, natural sciences, architecture, built environment etc
- Anywhere with TV on demand or broadcast TV available at specific times if there is a relevant programme available
- Foreign countries (language immersion trips)
- Community events, eg visiting speakers, political hustings
- Places of worship (religious / cultural learning)
- Workplaces (job related education and training)
- Work experience placements
I’m sure there must be many more too!
Reading the other responses, some of the others have mentioned social media and social media groups, which I hadn’t thought of. Presumably these would help encourage a sense of community, although hopefully everyone is aware now of how subjective and inaccurate the information posted on social media can be. I also was thinking more in terms of physical spaces rather than online virtual spaces, which I probably should have thought of given the course subject!