Aesthetics Of Learning Spaces

I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about the aesthetics of learning spaces and the sort of push back one might get from instructors who are reluctant to better their spaces.

One argument I can envision is that instructors might say that they aren’t designers (unless of course, they are…) and shouldn’t have to concern themselves with how things look. Function over form… substance before style. The answer from me is that of course, your content has to be good. After several years of teaching you should have your content down to finely honed machine. Isn’t it time to dress it with the best looks to ensure it’s in top form? The thing about aesthetics, is that you rarely notice them when they’re good or great. You certainly notice them when they look like crap. Not only do you notice them, they distract you from the content…

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