Divide the Problem from Putting Learning into Library Planning - Scott Bennett

Divide the Problem

Consider planning as requiring at least three domains of expertise: those involving the design of space; those involving furniture; and those involving pedagogy. We dependably turn to architects and interior designers for help with the first of these, involving (for instance) the management of light and noise, the good provision of electrical power, and effective way-finding. We also regularly look to furniture makers for thoughtfully designed furniture that accommodates a variety of learning behaviors. But do we anything like so regularly draw upon the immense professional literature of learning in our planning? How intensely do we involve those on our own campuses who are working to enhance learning and teaching?

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see more: LSC Postings re: Planning (August 2015)