Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold
May 8, 2014
Instead of having a podium with rows and rows of chairs lined up in front, these new learning spaces may have several round tables where groups of students sit together. The teacher wanders around the room and more closely interacts with the students.
It’s called “flexible learning” or “active learning” and the University of Minnesota has already converted most of its lecture halls into these new type of active learning spaces.
J.D. Walker is a researcher with the Office of Information Technology UMN. He has been studying active learning spaces for almost a decade.