5 Reasons why active learning classrooms are the future of HE

Universities are complex systems, with many factors contributing to effective learning. Yet, for centuries, lecture halls have been the standard design for learning spaces. There is a professor that lectures in front of the classroom, which usually has fixed furniture. Students ask questions after the lecture is delivered. This is how we do it, right? However, this setting is in “danger” of disappearing altogether.

The reason is simple: universities need to change from traditional to more innovative classrooms if they want to stay relevant. Now more than ever HE is receiving students with different expectations of what a learning environment should look like. For example, information has to be readily accessible and technology an integral part of the learning experience. Students need to develop critical thinking skills and practice what they learn.

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