June 28, 2016

The Transformation of a 20th Century Classroom into a Learning Studio


This post is linked from my Groupwerk website, you can click on it here - http://groupwerk.net/classtolearningstudio.php


Here, a learning studio is a hybrid of a classroom, a studio and a Starbucks® lounge.

For a typical K-12 classroom with a minimum requirement of 960 sq. ft., a learning studio morphs the same desks and chairs into an eclectic layout of furniture and technology. In effect, the 960 sq. ft. becomes a place of unique micro learning spaces.

June 20, 2016

Learning Studio Physical Space Design

This post is linked from my Groupwerk website, you can click on it here -http://groupwerk.net/physicalspacedesign.php

In this post, I discusss Learning Studio as the transformation of a traditional classroom, library or lab from a room designed with a singular purpose to a multipurpose space. It becomes a place for learning, making and moving. A learning studio often includes a mix of hard and soft furniture made for school, work or home spaces. It is also equipped with a variety of making materials and technology tools appropriate to the age group of students. A learning studio is crafted and orchestrated by a teacher to raise the level of creativity for all students within a face-to-face learning environment.