How Can Learning Spaces Bridge the Gap Between Academic and Civic Life?

“The questions I brought to this conversation are: ‘what is the purpose of what we do?’ and ‘how do the answers to that question matter to how our students use the spaces?’ Our purpose is to teach students so they learn, grow and have productive, meaningful careers and lives. It is more than scoring on tests. The purpose of the enterprise is actually that students become richer and more engaging people who can function and contribute well to society. What are the spatial factors that make that happen?

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