Thornburg, David

From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments

Thornburg, David - From the Campfire to the Holodeck: Creating Engaging and Powerful 21st Century Learning Environments, ebook


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How to optimize educational spaces and teaching practices for more effective learning

Author David Thornburg, an award-winning futurist and educational consultant, maintains that in order to engage all students, learning institutions should offer a balance of Campfire spaces (home of the lecture), Watering Holes (home to conversations between peers), Caves (places for quiet reflection), and Life (places where students can apply what they've learned). In order to effectively use technology in the classroom, prepare students for future careers, and incorporate project-based learning, all teachers should be moving from acting as the "sage on the stage" to becoming the "guide on the side."

Whether you are a school administrator interested in redesigning your school or a teacher who wants to prepare better lessons, From the Campfire to the Holodeck can help by providing insight on how to:

  • Boost student engagement
  • Enable project-based learning
  • Incorporate technology into the classroom
  • Encourage student-led learning

From the Campfire to the Holodeck is designed to help schools move from traditional lecture halls (Campfires) where students just receive information to schools that encourage immersive student-centered learning experiences (Holodecks).

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John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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