The Moon School: The First Galactic School!

Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

1 LU

Over 50 years ago mankind first landed on the Moon. Is it so unlikely to consider the habitation of the moon in the next 50 years? In this session we will explore the possibilities of a new global community. We will examine what education looks like in this new world. Exploring ideas such as social justice, sustainability, technology, and many others. What opportunities exist in the exploration of a new world? What pieces of our educational model from the last 100 years would still be applicable? Engineers, researchers, construction industries, IT, healthcare, and many others would be required to advance the opportunities of habitation on the moon. Families relocated to live on the moon will have the need for educating their children. The opportunities will exist to explore education in a different manner but also give those back on Earth opportunities to learn from the moon goers. Programs like NASA’s Artemis are in development today, soon we may be busing communities to the moon, let’s be prepared!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore ways of thinking about education in a dramatically different applied learning model.
  2. Determine how these theories could be applied to education today & in the near future.
  3. Social, emotional and “traditional” learning needs support via satellite connection to earth, space stations, etc.
  4. Examine the ways a school serving a specific mission can interface with an environment that focuses on scientific exploration.

Dr. Guy Trainin, Professor of Education, University of Nebraska
Dr. Trainin is a professor of Education at the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska. He focuses his research on teacher education, literacy integration with technology and the arts, and innovative schooling. In recent years, Dr. Trainin has been studying innovative learning in Nebraska, South Africa, and China, focusing on mobile devices, PBL, and creativity. He has published numerous articles, books, as well as extensive digital authorship

Cleve Reeves, AIA, Principal, BVH Architecture
Cleve has considerable experience in all phases of design from pre-bond engagements, programming, and master planning through construction. His skills in formulating client centered concepts and ideas help bring teams together in a collaborative process. Cleve leads BVH’s future-focused learning space design initiatives, shaping BVH’s practice and projects to deeper levels of achievement. With his calm inquisitive approach, project challenges are ushered through the inherently complex layers to successful resolution.

Mackayla Kelsey, University of Nebraska

Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

LearningSCAPES 2021

October 14-17
Hyatt Regency | Denver, CO