Gain insight into the research on active learning pedagogies and learning space design that has shaped the Mosaic Initiative.
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Tracey Birdwell, Ph.D.
Principal Instructional Technology Consultant
Designing & developing Mosaic
Research drives the Mosaic Initiative. One primary influence behind its theory and pedagogy was "Designing the next generation places of learning: Collaboration at the pedagogy-space-technology nexus" (Radcliffe, Wilson, Powell, & Tibbetts, 2008).
In this work, the authors encouraged critical and holistic consideration of the pedagogical, technological, and physical aspects of teaching and learning spaces and their interactions. Their pedagogy-space-technology framework (illustrated below) informed Mosaic's creation and design.
Morrone, A. S., Ouimet, J. A., Siering, G., & Arthur, I. T. (2014). Coffeehouse as classroom: Examination of a new style of active learning environment. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 41-51.
The article discusses the "Collaboration Café" at IU Bloomington, which provides faculty and students with a flexible, technology-rich, collaborative environment.
The following lend insight into the research behind active learning pedagogies and learning space design.
- Baepler, P., Walker, J. D., & Driessen, M. (2014). It's not about seat time: Blending, flipping, and efficiency in active learning classrooms. Computers and Education, 78, 227-236.
- Baepler, P., & Walker, J. D. (2014). Active learning classrooms and educational alliances: Changing relationships to improve learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 27-40.
- Beichner, R. J. (2014). History and evolution of active learning spaces. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 9-16.
- Brooks, D. C. (2011). Space matters: The impact of formal learning environments on student learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(5), 719-726.
- Florman, J. C. (2014). TILE at Iowa: Adoption and adaptation. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 77-84.
- Park, E. L., & Choi, B. K. (2014). Transformation of classroom spaces: Traditional versus active learning classroom in colleges. Higher Education: the International Journal of Higher Education Research, 68(5), 749-771.
- Petersen, C. I., & Gorman, K. S. (2014). Strategies to address common challenges when teaching in an active learning classroom. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(137), 63-70.
- Radcliffe, D., Wilson, H., Powell, D., & Tibbetts, B. (2008). Designing the next generation places of learning: Collaboration at the pedagogy-space-technology nexus. The University of Queensland.
- Walker, J. D., Brooks, D. C., & Baepler, P. (2011). Pedagogy and space: Empirical research on new learning environments. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34, 4.
- Whiteside, A. L., Brooks, D. C., & Walker, J. D. (2010). Making the case for space: Three years of empirical research on learning environments. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33, 3.