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"Lectorial" rooms: shifting the emphasis to active student-centred learning

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 19 April 2013

 


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"Lectorial" rooms: shifting the emphasis to active student-centred learning
WeblogGurteen Knowledge Log
Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 154
Posted DateFriday 19 April 2013 14:58 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://mams.rmit.edu.au/u9582m27wzeo1.pdf 
http://www.rmit.edu.au/teaching/spaces/8_8_lectorial 
CategoriesKnowledge Cafe; Education
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne

Stuart French emailed me a while back to tell me that they had held their last KMLF meeting in Melbourne at the new RMIT Swanston Academic building and that he thought you might like to know about the custom designed “Lectorial” rooms that have been especially designed for the teach-discuss-share model to encourage the students to participate in a collaborative and constructivist style of learning.

To quote the paper: Final report for the Lectorial Project: Trialling the use of Lectorials to enhance learning and teaching in large classes.

"Literature indicates that shifting the emphasis to active student-centred learning has significant outcomes in terms of increasing student engagement, problem solving ability and positive learning outcomes."

This is what the new spaces look like.

As Stuart points out "This is so close to your knowledge café format and I am excited that you beat the curve by ten years or so. Well done."

Wow! I am excited too .... so good to see at least one educational institution making the change :-)

But an observation, to my mind, the tables are too large for good interaction they should be smaller and only seat 4-5 people.




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