Match the way your students want to learn
In higher education, the importance of informal learning is widely acknowledged today. The challenge for universities is to create spaces that enable learning and interaction beyond timetabled classes.
FORMALISING INFORMAL NEEDS
Our research identifies types of informal learning and what universities could do to bring this learning to life for students.
AS EASY AS 4+4
The research identified four different modes of informal learning as well as four design principles:
- COMFORT – including natural light, temperature, furniture and acoustics
- CONVENIENCE – centrally located spaces, open all hours
- COMMUNITY – an informal space to be with peers
- CONCENTRATION – quiet spaces to work uninterrupted
“This space allows you to interact and socialise with others, making individuals feel more a part of the community.”
Student, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne