Building intentional spaces for students encourages learning, community: Opinion


Intentionally designed physical spaces provide students with a place where they can learn and make mistakes, and to which they can tether their experiences and memories, writes Karla A Erickson. Erickson argues that investing in campus buildings supports student success by creating environments where communities can be built and where learning is encouraged. Drawing on a recent survey report, the author further notes that facilities can positively impact student success and shares her experiences with teaching in a well-designed classroom and the impact this has on students. “I hope … more spaces that host shared contemplation, growth and conversation will be built and shared with a wider swath of young minds,” writes Erickson. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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