Chapter 6: Building an effective learning environment

Figure 6.1 An example of a learning environment

Purpose of this appendix

When you have completed this chapter you should be able to:

  • design and implement a learning environment that best meets the needs of your course and students

Building a comprehensive and effective learning environment is an important condition for implementing teaching and learning for the digital age. This appendix discusses the key components of a learning environment and how these are affected by developments in a digital age. The chapter covers the following topics:

Also in this chapter you will find the following activities:

Key Takeaways

  1. Context – the learning environment – will influence or determine teaching strategies, as well as epistemology and pedagogy
  2. Thus to be able to design effective teaching, it is necessary to create an effective learning environment.
  3. Effective learning environments will have a number of different components, and these components will vary, depending on context and the epistemology that drives teaching
  4. The aim of building an effective learning environment is to enable more flexible models of learning design to be created and applied.




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