North Central College - Naperville, IL

The Changing Face of Science Education

Jeffrey Bjorklund, professor of chemistry, has been helping oversee the design of the new science center, ensuring the building will meet the needs of students and faculty for generations to come. Here he discusses the changing nature of science education and its influence on the teaching and researching spaces in the facility.

Q. We know science is taught differently now than it was a few decades ago. How has that affected the day-to-day experience of students and faculty?

Test subjects enjoying the experiment

Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German and German film students
Professors and students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom incorporating the latest in teaching spaces and furniture design.

Nine professors and their students are test subjects in a Learning Studio Research classroom that incorporates the latest thinking in teaching spaces and furniture design. The project is a collaboration with Herman Miller and Widmer Interiors and allows the College to collect needed information.

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