Lecture room of the future
Is it a classroom? Yes it is. Is it a brainstorm room? That too. But it’s also so much more than that. Always looking to enhance the learning experience of our participants we have experimented with one of our lecture rooms. The restyled flexible and innovative learning environment is not meant for traditional teaching. It allows for more creative setups, but can still host up to 60 people.
What can you expect?
- The front and side walls are not only writable but also magnetic; they stimulate your creativity and help you to crystalize your ideas and even draw them if necessary
- Tables have 3 heights (from sitting to standing)
- High stools
- A large charging station for technical devices at the back of the room
- Power sockets spread all over the floor
- All technics in the classroom are operated by one easy-to-use touch interface
Vincent Bagué, Manager Learning Innovation Centre at Vlerick Business School: “Traditional classrooms with students sitting in rows and listening were originally meant to facilitate teaching. At Vlerick we aim for learning with impact. We want our participants to be involved in a more active manner, not only individually but also in small or large groups. That is exactly why we have designed this flexible learning space that allows for more innovative ways of teaching. Of course there’s no point in merely changing the furniture, if you don’t change the teaching.”
Some of our professors recently gave the restyled lecture room a try-out and they were very enthusiastic. Miguel Meuleman says: “It’s a great place to host interactive workshops, because the space and writable walls really stimulate discussions and brainstorming. This truly action-oriented environment generates real impact for our participants.” Ann Vereecke could not agree more. She finds it a great place to teach and learn: “It’s flexible, colourful, inspiring and lively, thus creating the perfect setting for interactive sessions and workshops, and for bringing knowledge into action and action into knowledge.”