Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces at the LSE
Space is a critical part of shaping learning and teaching. Space shapes the way the rest of our senses engage in the visual and verbal interactions taking place in our classroom, computer rooms and learning spaces. From the tactility and position of the furniture, to the ambience of the lighting through to the opportunities to engage, collaborate, create and inspire; teaching and learning spaces are more than the sum of the chairs and tables in a room.
The LSE have begun a comprehensive review and rethinking of what space means to teaching and learning at the School. Learning Technology and Innovation, AV Services, the Teaching and Learning Centre and the Estates Division are working collaboratively to lead the discussion about how students and teachers (along with our community) use the spaces we have now (informing the spaces that are yet to come). We are designing a new vision for learning and teaching space at the School, that is responsive and flexible to the needs of students and teachers. We are drawing inspiration from the city that surrounds us, the transformative influence of Social Science and the wider world of higher education. This won’t happen overnight, but you can already see the first results of our programme of consultation and activity.