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Handbook on Facilities
Part 3.2.1 Informal Learning Spaces
- Informal Learning in an Emersive Educational Environment
- The learning environment must be seen as a product that needs to be developed. This development includes recognizing a need, understanding the need, proposing solutions to meet the need, introducing the product into service, and measuring the outcomes. Facility design must incorporate this product development and the MIT Learning Lab for Complex Systems provides an excellent example of this. In addition, the MIT Learning Lab boasts unique features such as specialty shop fabrication areas, integrated specialty spaces, and large-scale project areas.
- Informal Spaces: What are they for? Why do we need them?
- Includes photos of informal spaces at Vassar, Dickinson, Harvard, Stanford, and Ursinus.