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Considering Students’ Neurodiversity

The Next Imperative When Designing Active Learning Environments
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Published April 1, 2020
By Jeffrey Ashley, Marie-Christine Potvin, Monique Chabot, Caitlin Beach, Scott Montemerlo, Martha Anez
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Active learning environments are being designed and implemented across college and university campuses to support a range of collaborative, evidence-based pedagogies. Given the continuum of human neurodiversity, these environments may optimize the learning experience for some students, while creating new challenges for others. When designing active learning spaces, it is imperative to consider student neurodiversity.

Jeffrey Ashley is a 2018–2019 SCUP Fellow.

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