Principal Nancy Sturm presents Through the Eyes of the Learner: Better Design Through Experience at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) North Central Regional Conference in Minneapolis MN on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:30am.

“In order to design new teaching and learning places, we need to see them through the eyes of a student,” says Sturm. Her one-hour session helps participants experience as a learner the competency skills that students need today to be successful in the workplace. Participants will understand the activities that promote competency skills so that owners, architects and those involved in the planning design and construction of facilities can make better design decisions when creating learning spaces.

“What does the employee of the future look like?” asks Sturm. “We will explore how we, as educators, can ensure that our students have educational opportunities to practice/experience competency skills needed in today and tomorrow’s workforce.”

Desired Learning Outcomes include

  • Identifying the role of competency skills in today’s educational environments
  • Using your “through the eyes of the learner” experience to inform the design of learning spaces
  • Conducting a session on campus regarding the role of competency skills and their importance to pedagogical approaches
  • Describing the difference between a “sit and get” learning experience and a highly interactive one that is fun

For more information, visit SCUP.