V/S Session: The Dynamics of Gathering

V/S

How can we design learning environments that improve student outcomes by reducing the disconnect between pedagogical decision-making and spatial proficiency? Engage in a visual dialogue about how a deep understanding of spatial features and their link to pedagogical decision-making leads to increased educator spatial proficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the stages of finding a solution in the project-based learning (PBL) process.
  2. Examine how furniture and furniture positioning can promote critical thinking, creativity, and communication through each stage of PBL.
  3. Experiment by mapping furniture to the thinking learners go through as they solve problems using their curriculum.
  4. Create a communication tool to share your knowledge of the PBL process with others.
Jill Ackers-Clayton
Jill Ackers-Clayton, ALEP
j.ackers@vsamerica.com

Track: The Experience of Place

The built and natural environments have profound impacts on our behaviors both for better and worse. How do we cultivate a sense of place for better? How might the built and natural environments be made to enhance teaching and learning? How might school buildings and grounds foster a sense of community by reflecting those they serve?

Primary Core Competency
Design of Educational Facilities: Acts as a resource to the design team in providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure that the emerging and ultimate design aligns with the established community vision, education goals, future programming, written design standards, best/next practices and education policy.

Venue

Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Dates
October 5-9, 2022

Contact

Email: donna@a4le.org
+1 480.391.0840