Transforming Classrooms into Learning Studios: What Does It Take to Make Classrooms a Living Space?
Educational Technology Volume 56, Number 5, ISSN 0013-1962
In this article, the authors start with a description of the learner-centered paradigm of education. The key tenets of the paradigm are outlined as: Competency-based student progress, competency-based student assessment and records, personal learning plans, project-based learning, just-in-time instructional support, student as self-directed learner, and teacher as guide on the side. Toward this end, they explain the self-directed, project-based learning approach using an exemplary school: Minnesota New Country School. Due to new roles of teachers and students in this new paradigm, they discuss how learning technology can support those roles by providing various functions. The functions include four major functions (record-keeping, planning, instruction, and assessment) and several secondary functions (communication, administration, and improvement). In the final section, the authors address the need for transforming schools' physical spaces and exemplify a design of such spaces as learning studios to best support the learner-centered paradigm of education.
Aslan, S., Reigeluth, C.M. & Mete, S.E. (2016). Transforming Classrooms into Learning Studios: What Does It Take to Make Classrooms a Living Space?. Educational Technology, 56(5), 35-41.