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LEARNING SPACES tracey birdwell and julie johnston
When Faculty Design Classrooms of the Future
At Indiana University, faculty input is a key part of the classroom design process. Here’s how a recent symposium fostered cross-campus collaboration and future-thinking conversation about new learning spaces.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY’S Mosaic Initiative, a program that supports innovative learning space design, research and compre- hensive support across the institution, regularly brings faculty voices to the design process when creating our active learning classrooms. To give those conversations a formal home, Mosaic recently held the inaugural Mosaic Design Symposium, a day of workshops and brain- storming about the future of IU’s learning spaces.
The event, produced in partnership with the university’s Learning Spaces team, convened 21 Mosaic fellows from across IU’s seven campuses to design classrooms of the future. The Mosaic fellows, who spend an academic year teaching in and exploring other active learning classrooms, were an ideal group to engage in a future-think- ing conversation about space.
The symposium was structured to maximize creative thinking, col- laboration and sharing. Prior to the event, each fellow was asked to choose a traditional learning space to reimagine: a large lecture hall, a medium-sized classroom, a small classroom or a computer lab (most
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The Mosaic Design Symposium began with participants viewing “inspiring images” of classroom design as to encourage their own ideas.

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