EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Connectivist Theory – Applied Designs for Learning Places/It’s Messy

  • Description: “The connectivist view of learning as a network creation process significantly impacts the way learning is designed and developed”. In the Digital Age, educators and designers alike must shift the focus to the emerging ideal ecology that actually permits learning to occur. Authentic learning is messy. It thrives in nebulous, informal places and engaged in chaotic processes. This presentation shares design ideas for generating opportunities to engage the whole person – body, mind and spirit – allowing the individual to begin to thrive. Behavioral cues formed from design solutions connect the ‘networked’ thinking paradigm in this shift wherever learning occurs.
  • Date:Friday, November 4
  • Time:9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom D135
  • Track:Pedagogy/Student Outcomes
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Shares examples of how design has responded to these four theories across time.
  • Learning Objective 2:Illustrate why designs need to change to support authentic learning with a focus on health and wellbeing from each theoretical model.
  • Learning Objective 3:Provide critical examination experience of examples of design solutions, connecting solutions with theories and learning opportunities in small group sessions.
  • Learning Objective 4:Reflect on how designs have influenced human behavioral responses — mind, body and spirit connections across models.
Lennie Scott-Webber
INSYNC: Education Research + Design
Anat Mor-Avi
Illinois Institute of Technology