360º: The magazine of workplace research, insight, and trends
Fall 2010, issue 60
ABOUT THIS ISSUE “You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.” Emerson’s observation is more true than ever. Students are more engaged in learning together, frequently working in groups and interacting with peers. The professor’s role is changing from “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side,” as educators phrase it. Yet most college classrooms are set up for Emerson’s era. That’s why designers and educators are rethinking
the classroom, installing flexible furnishings, user-friendly technology, and other new tools that support interactive learning. Libraries are changing, too, evolving from musty book warehouses to places for group and individual learning. All over campus, hallways, commons areas, cafes and other in-between spaces are extending the learning experience. In this issue of 360 Magazine, we talk to the people making it happen, look at innovative campus spaces, and yes, learn from our peers.