Helping students connect: architecting learning spaces for experiential and transactional reflection
AffiliationIndiana University of Pennsylvania
Subjectsmultiple learning spaces
integrative life-long learning
experiential reflective teaching and learning
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AbstractGiven the complex and varied contexts that inform students’ consciousness and occasion their learning, learning spaces are more than physical and virtual spaces. Learning spaces are also a range of situations sedimented in our continuum of experiences that shape our philosophical orientations. As such, this article, written from the perspectives of two faculty members in an English department at a four-year public university, describes our efforts to do the following. First, to draw upon models of instructional design we have experienced in our own educational backgrounds; and equally importantly, to develop learning spaces that support learning that is continuous, situated, and personal. Specifically, we critique the ways in which learning has been segregated from the rest of our life contexts for us throughout our educational histories. The irony is that this de-segregation has motivated us to create diverse learning spaces that provide our students with a more realistic set of tools and techniques for integrative life-long learning.
CitationWeinstein, D.J., Park, G. (2014) 'Helping students connect: architecting learning spaces for experiential and transactional reflection' Journal of pedagogic development 4 (3)
PublisherUniversity of Bedfordshire
JournalJournal of pedagogic development
Series/Report no.Volume 4
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