Different spaces can inspire pedagogical experimentation and encourage collaboration among students and faculty. In “7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator” Brian Matthews shares different spaces developed in a Virginia Tech library and describes some of the ways they have nurtured various partnerships and innovations.

UD also has various arrangements of classrooms that yearn for different kinds of teaching. Rooms are sprinkled around campus and include problem based learning, seminar, case, auditorium, and lecture rooms with various degrees of technological availability. Faculty can see the various configurations through the Registrar’s website and confer with colleagues, CTAL, and ATS on how to use them effectively.

Faculty who encourage (or want to try) group-based learning could request a PBL room, which would ease group communication and team building for students.  Similarly, those who teach seminars might better be served by a large central table than moveable desks. And the moveable desks may be a good option for one who interrupts her lectures with 3-5 minute pair activities. The possibilities are endless…