The Learning Environment Design Processes

Learning environment design can be likened to landscaping. Beautiful gardens do not typically spring up fully formed, but instead are carefully planned and cultivated. The flowers themselves are naturally occurring somewhere, but the creation of a flourishing landscape in a particular place that suits the desires of the landowner often takes the talents of landscape architects and gardeners who select the best plants, design a pleasing arrangement, and create a supportive environment in which they can grow.

The same can be said of learning. Human beings learn all the time; it’s a natural process in many ways. But if we want learning to be cultivated, if we want to influence what is being learned, and ...

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