From Retail Space to Learning Place

From retail space to learning place


Third annual Legat/DIRTT symposium

Chicago Design/Architecture Think Tank Explores Health, Safety, and WELLfare

“We’re trying to avoid treating students like empty vessels to be filled up with knowledge,” said  David Taeyaerts, associate vice chancellor of learning environments and campus architect at UIC. “What we’re after is making students successful by having them gain knowledge, but also develop core skills and competencies. The fastest way to do that is through active learning.”


Oasis Location Map

Oasis Location Map

Are you looking for a place to study?

Red push pins mark the “Oasis”, informal learning spaces, on the East Campus of UIC.
These study spaces are available for student use during standard building hours.


SEL Oases

SEL Oases

SEL Oases

Science and Engineering Lab Buildings: the renovation work to the public spaces is ongoing, but over spring break we were able to install most of the furniture in the dozen new Oasis spaces. Students started using the furniture the Monday morning after spring break.


Faculty Focus Group – Active Learning Spaces Report

Faculty Focus Group on Active Learning Spaces


Student Focus Group – Active Learning Spaces Report

Student Focus Group on Active Learning Spaces


DHSP 204

DHSP 204

Disability Health and Social Policy Building room 204

We created a new classroom for the Department of Disability and Human Development for their new undergraduate minor and proposed major. The classroom included new acoustical ceiling tile, dimmable lighting, motorized shades, whiteboards, finishes, furniture and Audio-Visual (AV) system.

 


The Yardstick of Planning Physical Environments for Learning

The Yardstick of Planning Physical Environments for Learning

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Active Learning Web Page

What is Active Learning?

Active Learning is generally defined as any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. In short, active learning requires students to do meaningful learning activities and think about and apply what they are learning. While this definition could include traditional activities such as homework, in practice, active learning refers to activities that are introduced into the classroom. The core elements of active learning are student activity and engagement in the learning process. Active learning is often contrasted to the traditional lecture where students passively receive information from the instructor. More


Out with old, in with new campus oasis

Out with old, in with new campus oasis

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