References & Web Links
- Excepts from Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education - a report by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).
- Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) from Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Innovate America:Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change from Council on Competitiveness
- How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School from National Research Council
- In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, Researching and Learning from Carlina Rinaldi, Routledge
- Moore's Law, Innovation and Education from William R. Pulleyblank at the 2005 PKAL Leadership Initiative Seminar
- Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) Project
- Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Project at MIT
III. Learning Spaces
Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions - Susan Painter, Janice Fournier, Caryn Grape, Phyllis Grummon, Jill Morelli, Susan Whitmer, and Joseph CevetelloSociety for College and University Planning
Built Environments Impact Behaviors: Results of an Active Learning Post-Occupancy Evaluation - Lennie Scott-Webber and Aileen Strickland (Steelcase) and Laura Ring Kapitula (Grand Valley State University)
Results from research show that "rigorous research methods embedded in the design of product(s) and contextual solutions result in measurable improvements."
SCUP Planning for Higher Education, v42n1, Infra-Structure
Learning Spaces: More than Meets the Eye - Malcolm B. Brown and Joan K. LippincottEDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 1 (2003), pp. 14–16
Learning Spaces - Malcolm B. BrownEducating the Net Generation. EDUCAUSE. 2005.
- Report on Places of Invention: The First Lemelson Institute from The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
- University of Minnesota Active Learning General Purpose Classroom Initiative
IV. National Reports
The Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) report focuses on the national challenge to prepare graduates equipped with society’s most important problems—which are usually ill-defined. What kind of undergraduate learning spaces prepare 21st century problem solvers?
A New Biology calls for integration—reintegration of the sub-disciplines of biology and into the biology of physicists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians—to create a research community with the capacity to tackle a broad range of scientific and societal problems? What kind of undergraduate learning spaces facilitate such integration into the future?
The Engineer of 2020 suggests that the description of critical attributes of the engineer of the future must include attributes such as dynamism, agility, resilience and flexibility. What kind of undergraduate learning spaces nurture such attributes?
The Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation report emphasizes the imperative of a campus-wide commitment to inclusiveness. How can the planning of undergraduate learning spaces contribute to an institution’s capacity for ensuring the success of all undergraduates, particularly those from communities underrepresented in STEM fields?
The PCAST report captures challenges from the other reports, concluding with the challenge that immediate attention be paid to what happens at the introductory level, emphasizing in particular project-based, real-world learning. How can new and repurposed spaces on our campuses respond to this challenge?
ARISE 2: Unleashing America’s Research & Innovation Enterprise, the 2013 report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, focuses on a particular challenge facing those responsible for shaping the future of research in STEM fields—that of moving toward transdisciplinary research… [recognizing that this] will require more than encouraging researchers from different disciplines to work together [and that a] critical next step is to provide incentives and remove barriers so that the tools and expertise developed within discrete disciplines are shared and combine to enable a deep conceptual and functional integration across the disciplines.
V. Organizational Change
- Social Creativity: Making All Voices Heard from Gerhard A. Fischer
- Teamwork and Project Management from Karl A. Smith and P. K. Imbrie, McGraw-Hill
VI. Thought Pieces
- Learning Spaces for Innovation by David Narum, GreenWay Partners, Inc., and Susan Whitmer, Herman Miller, Inc.
- Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research from National Academy of Sciences
"Science Spaces for Students of the 21st Century" - Jeanne L. Narum
Published in Change Magazine, September/October 2004.
- Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter by George D. Kuh, Julian Kinzie, Elizabeth J. Whitt, et al, Jossey-Bass