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Space to teach and learn

By François Ortalo-Magné

Welcome back! I hope you’ve all had a good break. Having the School close for a week was new to me. What a great tradition!

Since returning to work, I’ve enjoyed catching up on some reading and doing a little ‘curious wandering’ of my own. Something that I stumbled upon that I found inspiring was that teaching spaces seem to have a significant influence on how students learn. This article gives some background and lots of links for your own curious wandering. Don’t miss the photos of innovative classrooms and a video on how revamped classrooms at the University of Maryland caused faculty members to develop new approaches to teaching.