Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What I Learned Today...21st Century Learning Environments

  • According to Georgetown University researchers, improving a school's physical environment can increase test scores by up to 11%. 
"The term 'learning environment' suggests place and space – a school, a classroom, a library. And indeed, much 21st century learning takes place in physical locations like these. But in today‟s interconnected and technology-driven world, a learning environment can be virtual, online, remote; in other words, it doesn‟t have to be a place at all. Perhaps a better way to think of 21st century learning environments is as the support systems that organize the condition in which humans learn best – systems that accommodate the unique learning needs of every learner and support the positive human relationships needed for effective learning. Learning environments are the structures, tools, and communities that inspire students and educators to attain the knowledge and skills the 21st century demands of us all." - (excerpted from "21st Century Learning Environments" by Partnership for 21st Century Skills.)

Ohlone College

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