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Integrating Place and Pedagogy to Foster Active Learning

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Published June 16, 2021
Presented by Jeffrey Ashley, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) | Alice Donlan, University of Maryland | Shannon Dowling, Ayers Saint Gross | Kate Drabinski, University of Maryland Baltimore County | Hilary Gossett, University of Maryland | Richard Minturn, University of Virginia | John Notis, University of Virginia | Wynne Stuart, University of Virginia | Nancy Sturm, NV5 | Steven Anderson, UMBC Division of Information Technology
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Over the past year the pandemic has brought many challenges to higher education as well as opportunities to shape future learning spaces. Planners from four universities will explore how active learning environments are evolving on their campuses, leading to more engaging learning experiences and improving student outcomes. Come join us for a lively discussion about how space optimization, thoughtful furniture selection, and strategic technology implementation all contribute to the design of “the perfect active learning classroom”.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss how you can transform a wide range of campus environments—from new buildings to recaptured spaces—into active learning classrooms of the future.
  2. Identify elements such as furniture, technology, and other tools that can evaluate the efficacy of space, elevate the student learning experience, and improve outcomes.
  3. Explain how the pandemic has influenced teaching methods and changed the future of active learning environments.
  4. Define hybrid/hyflex space and describe how you can apply it on your campus.


Jeffrey Ashley

2018-2019 SCUP Fellow and Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Alice Donlan

Director of Research for the Teaching and Transformation Center
University of Maryland

Shannon Dowling

Senior Associate, Space Planner + Architect; 2020-2021 SCUP Fellow
Ayers Saint Gross

Kate Drabinski

Professor American Studies, Senior Lecturer
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Hilary Gossett

Assistant Director, Academic Facilities
University of Maryland

Richard Minturn

Senior Academic Facilities Planner in the Office of the Provost
University of Virginia

John Notis

Director of Space Management at the School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia

Wynne Stuart

Associate Provost for Academic Support and Classroom Management in the Office of the Provost
University of Virginia

Nancy Sturm

Principal Consultant

Steven Anderson

Instructional Technology Manager
UMBC Division of Information Technology

Recorded June 16, 2021.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 2.0 Unit (SCUPMA21M2) | AICP CM 2.0 Unit

Member Price: $65 USD | Non-member Price: $119 USD
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