How schools can construct a conducive learning environment

studyinternational | February 25, 2019

K-12 schools have shifted significantly in the US over the past few decades, shifting from traditional teaching techniques such as memorisation, to focusing on developing skillsets for the future with a focus on problem-solving and critical thinking.The advancement of technology has also forced schools to re-think their school environments, incorporating new initiatives and encouraging more hands-on learning through tools like virtual reality (VR) goggles and touchscreen blackboards. According to EdTech Magazine, “The concept of the modern learning environment is beginning to change with school districts attempting to align their physical spaces with contemporary pedagogical philosophy”. This means that the modern learning environment should also change to help teachers better engage students, encourage them to collaborate with one another and integrate technology, instead of the old-school format of students sitting at rows of desks in front of a teacher. When it comes to creating an ideal learning space for K-12 learners in schools, there are a few common principles that should be considered.

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In 2018, the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) collected data about the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree to individuals, their communities, and the state. The division of marketing and communications at Texas A&M University, College Station, then converted these data into colorful infographics, designed especially for Texas higher education leaders to distribute as they engage in conversations about the impact of higher education with employers, community leaders, legislators, students, and families.

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In 2018, the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) collected data about the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree to individuals, their communities, and the state. The division of marketing and communications at Texas A&M University, College Station, then converted these data into colorful infographics, designed especially for Texas higher education leaders to distribute as they engage in conversations about the impact of higher education with employers, community leaders, legislators, students, and families.

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